February 3, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Romuald-Charlemagne Laurier

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Certainly they will. But at present they send it to Seattle. The consequence is that most of the purchases for the Yukon are made at: Seattle. That is the place of exchange ; the gold has to be exchanged for everything a miner requires. We get a large share of the trade, for certain reasons ; but there is at Seattle, Tacoma and at other Pacific coast cities of the United States a large trade with the Yukon which we would get if the gold were to come here. With a mint at Vancouver, a great deal of the trade would go there. So that the establishment

[DOT]of a mint will give a great impetus to our j trade, and will give us a trade which we have not to-day. I think this reason should commend itself to the critical judgment of my hon. friend the leader of the opposition.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   FEBKUAKY C, 1905
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