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

LIB

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

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I dissent altogether from the statement that we have given a subsidy to Norwegian boats. We do not pay any subsidies except to British boats, no subsidy is given to any boats except they are on the British register. With regard to the directors of the company, I have the contract in the office, and it is easy to get the information the hon. gentleman (Mr. Crosby) asks for. But the question is not who the directors are, but whether the service is well performed, and if it is well performed, it is of no consequence who the directors of the company are. This subsidy is not a large one, the boats only make five trips in the autumn, and the object is to ship the apple crop of the Annapolis valley. I think that object is one which commends itself to the judgment of parliament.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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