June 7, 1938

LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

This amount is required

for the expense of moving the post office building. The provincial government is building a bridge over the river in the village of Rigaud, and the bridge comes just to the point where the post office was standing.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The province would pay for moving it, would it not?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

We pay for moving our post office.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If their bridge takes away your post office, by expropriation, surely you are not going to pay for moving it, are you?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Well, it may not be a sound undertaking, but we have made it.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I understand you did

that prior to the last provincial election.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Oh, it was done last year.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

Twenty thousand dollars seems a large sum. for moving a building. Is it a considerable distance?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Why do you not build a new bridge?

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LIB
LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

The site was given to us by the municipality.

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Item agreed to. Rock Island customs and immigration building-addition to site, $17,000.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

This is an historic name.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

It is indeed. This is to provide for the purchase of additional land known as the Bouchard property, in connection with the customs and immigration building at Rock Island. This was requested by the Department of National Revenue.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

Is there a house there, or are there any buildings on the land?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

There is the Bouchard property, the purchase price of which is 813,000; for demolishing the building, and grading and levelling the property, the estimate is $3,800.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

The Bouchard property has a frontage of eighty-three feet on Main street by a depth of ninety-four feet.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I would not think the whole town would be worth that much money. How is an amount of $17,000 arrived at for eighty-three feet in a town that size? What is the assessment of that property? The government have a right to expropriate. They do not have to give three or four prices for a piece of property.

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LIB

June 7, 1938