August 9, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

The hon. gentleman does not seem to understand or I cannot make him understand. I will have to speak French to make myself understood or he will have to speak French. The law obliges us to remove obstructions to navigation. Whoever is responsible for the cost of the removal of these obstructions will have to pay it back if he is a person of any financial responsibility. Hon. gentlemen opposite cannot contest these two points : first, that we are responsible for the removal of a wreck, and second, that the party to whom the wreck belongs is responsible to the public for the cost.

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