March 17, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Alfred Alexander Lefurgey

Conservative (1867-1942)


I do not pretend to be a critic of the proper method of mooring lightships. I am here to get information from the minister as to whether there was any. The minister should know as to whether there was any fault in the first mooring of the vessel, and as to why some other method was not used in mooring her the second time. Apparently the minister does not know anything about mooring lightships, and we can get no information from his department. This report is a comprehensive one, and we would like to know whether the department took cognizance of it, or whether, because the gentleman was in bad odour with the department on account of another circumstance where they could not have their own way, they threw his report aside and persisted in using the old method, the submerged buoy and stones.

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