June 4, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


William Stewart Loggie



That can be done. People can buy it at New York. I beg to differ in a way from the minister. As a matter of fact, I know that until last year we never igot a car of anthracite coal in my town; but last year we got anthracite coal by rail, and I cannot see why anthracite coal cannot *be laid down at St. John by rail at practically as low a price as it can be laid down at Montreal. The difference the minister stated as to the values at St. John and Montreal is not real in fact; it may 'be so in some special case, but it is not as to actual value, because there is no good reason for such a difference. The difference in mileage is very small, and there is first-class railway communication west direct from St. John. I therefore cannot understand why there should be any great difference in the cost of haulage between the pit-head and St. John and between the pithead and Montreal.

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