July 15, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Robert Abercrombie Pringle

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. A. PRINGLE (Stormont).

I would like to ask the Minister of Railways and Canals if any arrangement has been made by which the large manufacturing establishments at Cornwall will get a greater amount of water for power than they are now getting. I understand that since the unfortunate break in the canal they have been cut down to a very small amount, w3hich puts them at a great disadvantage. I recognize that the navigation is the first point to be considered, but I understand that without any great additional expense the channel could be widened in such a way that the cotton mills and the other mills could have a larger amount of water than they are now getting. I may say that the loss of power means to one industry alone an additional expenditure of some $15,000 a month. I saw that a deputation waited on the Minister of Railways and Canals the day before yesterday in reference to this matter, and I want to know if any arrangement has been made by which the mills can get more water.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ACCIDENT TO THE CORNWALL CANAL.
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