September 7, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

L-C

Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACKETT.

The position is that the Anglo-American Telegraph Company charge the people of Prince Edward Island 25 cents extra for every message that is transmitted across the straits of Northumberland. I can send a message to Vancouver or New York for 25 cents, but if I desire to send a message to Prince Edward Island 1 am charged 50 cents. It is a burden on the business of the province, and it keeps our newspapers from getting the news. I would like that something should be done by the government to relieve us from this monopoly.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOB GOVERNMENT RAIL' WAYS.
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