October 19, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

This is considered a strong company. They have spent a good deal of money in surveys, but, as is well known, there have been difficulties in the way of financing such enterprises during the last two or three years. The company are in earliest. This is a section of country
that certainly is in need of a railway. It is a fishing section, and perhaps one of the richest agricultural sections of eastern New Brunswick. It is quite largely populated. The people raise large quantities of potatoes which they ship to Bermuda. They have to cart them to Shediac, where they are taken by the Intercolonial Railway. This long haul by road is a very great inconvenience, which would be overcome if the people bad a railway. I do not know that it would be a very promising investment, but certainly tlie railway would be of great convenience to the people living along that shore.
To the Mabou and Gulf Railway Company, Limited, for a line of railway from Mabou Coal Mines to a point at or near Glendyer, thence to Orangedale on the Intercolonial Railway, not exceeding thirty-four miles, a revote of subsidy granted by chapter 4 of 1894, and in substitution of the twenty-five miles subsidized thereby from Orangedale to Broad Cove.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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