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


Adam Brown Crosby

Conservative (1867-1942)


I know what I am talking about, and I am satisfied that I will be able to show that they are more Norwegian than English. I am quite sure that one of the main Objects of the Canadian Pacific railway in acquiring that railway was to capture the apple trade of Western Nova Scotia, and in doing that they will not only give cheap transportation but the very best facilities. The subsidy is not large, it is true, but large or small we should not grant a subsidy without knowing why we are doing it. The Canadian Pacific railway will run their boats to Annapolis if they find it convenient, or they will take the apples to Halifax or St. John and send them to England from one of these ports. I do not mean to accuse the First Minister of naming boats that are not such, but I doubt very much that these are British boats, and the time has come when whatever subventions we give should be given to British boats only.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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