January 17, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)


James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)


The answers given me to-night are on a par with those which the hon. minister gave me on other occasions last year, and the year before regarding the situation at Parry Sound. He then told us that the difficultv was. not of lack of willingness on the part of the government, but. the lack of a sufficiency of funds. In that connection I would call attention to a vote for the town of Port Perry. If my recollec-

tion serves me right, this vote was not in the estimates, neither the new vote nor the revote, at the time I called the minister's attention to the necessity which existed for erecting a public building in Parry Sound. Port Perry is not a county town, and it is in a district which has a public building already-the building at Whitby. Yet we find $5,000 voted last year and $15,000 asked this year for a building there. How does that accord with the statement of the hon. minister that the reason why he did not grant a public building to an important town such as Parry Sound, where one is badly needed, was because of the insufficiency of funds. Yet in spite of that insufficiency he can give a building to a much smaller place such as Port Perry where it is much less needed.

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