May 10, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

This and succeeding items, down to and including 231, involve nothing new except m one or possibly two cases. The others are as they have been for some years past. Therefore,
1 do not think they are contentious matters at all. In the item:
Steam service between Bonaventure river, Quebec, Petit Rocher and Bathurst, N.B., triweekly, during the season of 1911, $5,000.
There has been an increase of $2,000. The reason is that we have not been able to keep the service alive for the lormer subsidy of $3,000. The next is:
Steam service between Canada and Australia on the Pacific ocean, $180,509.
The most important item of change is here. 1 move that, instead of reading as it does now, it should read:
Steam service between Canada and New Zealand or Australia or both.
The reason is that we are not able to make any agreement yet with Australia m regard to this subsidy. We have made a contract with New Zealand, that Dominion contributing an amount in proportion to our own. We expect that Australia will come in later. As 1 said, 1 do not think any of these items are contentious.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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