November 30, 1909 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)



There is no policy in Ontario, or any other province, by which we accept the recommendation of the Liberal committee or of anybody else in the locality as to the selection of a site. Of course, we cannot nrevent people in a locality, no matter what political party they belong to, making a recommendation as to what, in their judgment, would be the best site for a public building. But we do in every case send one of our own officials to make an examination of the site, to compare the price at which one site can be obtained with that asked for other eligible sites and to make his report and recommendation as to which in his judgment is most desirable for the public building. In the case of Fergus we sent a very experienced representative of the department^ to that town and it was upon his examination and report that the purchase of the property was made.

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