February 25, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Hugh Havelock McLean

Liberal

Mr. H. H. McLEAN.

I am delighted that my hon. friend from St. John (Mr. Daniel) is giving me his assistance in obtaining these necessary public works. I am also highly pleased to hear him state this evening that he thoroughly approves of the policy adopted by the Minister of Public Works in erecting these wharfs, because I understand he joins with me in believing that these wharfs are absolutely necessary for the proper navigation of the River St. John. But I want to remind my hon. friend that he has changed his opinion this session from the opinion he held last session. I want to remind him that when the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster) stated on the floor of this House that it was a vicious principle to erect at the pub-lie expense wharfs in rivers or lakes, and that the public money should only be expended on wharfs in harbours or on the sea coast, my hon. friend heard that statement and he did not dispute it.

Topic:   SUPPLY-TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.
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