March 30, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Angus Claude Macdonell

Conservative (1867-1942)


I think the party aggrieved, if any one is, is the militia corps. The government bought the Bab,y farm some five years ago. At that time the barracks could not afford sufficient accommodation and it was expected that a new barracks would be built on the Baby farm. As far back as two years ago, considerable sums were put in the estimates for that purpose, but so far the government have done nothing except hold this land,, which has greatly appreciated in value. I' understand that they are making $100,000 but of the transaction. The militia are no further advanced than they were five years' ago, and the government are about to embark in a new property transaction, which they may hold for speculation another five years. What assurance will the minister give, if any, with regard to acquiring this site and immediately commencing the construction of the barracks which are so badly needed for the accommodation of the militia in the Toronto district?

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