May 27, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I will give my answer only after the deed is completed.
The committee was all wrong when it was decided to pass the schedule. Every section of the bill refers to the schedule, and therefore while discussing section 2 or section 3 we can refer to the schedule, to the works that are mentioned therein. Further, one can mention any expenditure made by the Department of Public Works, and moreover every expenditure made by the Department of Railways and Canals, the Department of Marine the Department of National Defence and the Department of Agriculture. One can refer to any expenditure made in any department headed by any one of the ministers involved. Therefore I am quite in order when I speak of vast expenditure which has been made under the control of the Minister of Public Works around an island which is not greater than one's hand, on which theTe are four trees and which belongs to the Post-

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master General. I want him to come down to the house, to show that he is a man and that he was not fooling the committee of the house when he offered his island for sale for $25. I waited until now to give my answer. My answer is: Yes; here is $20 and here is $5 more, making $25; I want to send the money to him. The Minister of Public Works does not know where he is. I want the Postmaster General to come down to the house and I hope the Prime Minister will send for him right away in order that he may give an answer and get the money. This is a loss for me, but I do it for the benefit of the country in order that no more public money may be made on and around the island.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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