Jacob Thomas SCHELL

SCHELL, Jacob Thomas

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Glengarry (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 27, 1850
Deceased Date
July 29, 1916
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Thomas_Schell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=17421486-feaf-4f28-9943-a2a2a6f49d85&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Glengarry (Ontario)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Glengarry (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 25)


July 16, 1908

Mr. J. T. SCHELL.

I do not understand the hon. gentleman's method of computing those figures. The subsidies are paid upon the cost of the railway up to $21,400 per mile. If a railway costs $60,000, or $70,000, or $80,000, it makes no difference to the country.

Topic:   EDMONTON, YUKON AND PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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July 16, 1908

Mr. J. T. SCHELL.

The idea is to make as*direct.a line as possible to St. John to get to an ocean port.

Topic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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July 16, 1908

Mr. J. T. SCHELL.

How does the hon. gentleman make up those figures, when the maximum amount is $6,400 per mile? It does not matter what it costs afterwards.

Topic:   EDMONTON, YUKON AND PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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July 16, 1908

Mr. J. T. SCHELL.

And completing the triangle from Port Burwell to Aylmer is thirteen miles and from Aylmer to London through Belmont would make up the distance, 35 miles. It cannot be a competing road with the other, but would make a lot

of traffic tributary to London, besides giving the people of Port Burwell another outlet. If people wish to put money into a thing of this kind, if they come from the United States or England and put their money in and develop business, surely we should not object to that. It is enterprise such as this that has built London and all the other towns of this country.

Topic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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July 16, 1908

Mr. J. T. SCHELL.

I am surprised to hear the manner in which the hon. member for London (Mr. Beattie) speaks of running a railway from Port Burwell to London by way of Tilsonburg. This railroad is intended to run from Port Burwell through the township of Malahide, through the town of Aylmer and Belmont into London. The charter was held for an electric railroad by a party living in Aylmer. Some years ago he asked for tenders for the construction of the road. I have been over the route. The holder of the charter was not able to finance the scheme. Since I became a member of the House another corporation have come to the House and got a charter for this road and propose to build the railway. Instead of being in opposition to the Port Stanley road, it will bring more trade into London. Port Stanley and Port Burwell are eighteen miles apart on the lake shore. From London to Port Stanley is twenty miles, from Port Stanley to Port Burwell eighteen miles and-

Topic:   RAILWAY SUBSIDIES.
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