Albert Edward MUNN

MUNN, Albert Edward

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vancouver North (British Columbia)
Birth Date
January 30, 1865
Deceased Date
February 22, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Edward_Munn
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1c09c70d-a251-423e-abff-9a7d7ccce558&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lumber merchant, manager

Parliamentary Career

July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
LIB
  Vancouver North (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 41 of 42)


May 1, 1931

Mr. MUNN:

Mr. Chairman, I do not intend to object to any item in the estimates so far as British Columbia is concerned, but I would remind the hon. minister that I have made several applications covering what is practically upkeep work in connection with wharves and floats. As a business man, I would not recommend the spending of money unless I was satisfied it was necessary, but I have not had even a five cent piece. Whether or not that is a slam at the people who sent me down here in good faith, I do not know, but it has made me feel very badly. I would not like to think that just because I am here in opposition, the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) or the government intends to starve these people out. I have received many applications for appropriations to carry on what is practically upkeep work, and every hon. member knows that in the case of any property, whether it is a barn, house, bridge, wharf or float, it is necessary to keep it up. Personally I will not suffer because there is no item in the estimates, but my constituents will and I am sorry for them because, as I said before, they sent me here in good faith.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 1, 1931

Mr. MUNN:

With the minister's permission I will give the particulars so they will appear on Hansard and my constituents will know that I have kept them in mind.

I have asked for a wharf at Hoods point and Cowans Point on Bowen Island. Boats arrive at these points every day but no accommodation is made for them. They are forced to unload their cargoes of freight and passengers by means of rowboats. A great many people spend their summer on this island and they are forced to come ashore in rowboats. These wharfs have been promised but nothing has been done as yet.

A wharf is needed at Alert Bay. There is a private wharf at this point but no government wharf and the people are forced to pay wharfage charges.

Repairs are needed to the wharf at Roy. This is a very small matter but it is very urgent.

A float is needed at Donley's landing; this is a small matter but it is particularly urgent because a boat calls there nearly every day. A large amount of fish is shipped to Vancouver and general merchandise from Vancouver to Donley's landing and this construction would cost only about two thousand dollars.

A float is needed also at Refuge cove, and another at Lund. All these items would nor total more than $15,000, but if I could have got half that amount or perhaps two or three thousand dollars, then I might have kept quiet. I want to thank the hon. minister for his suggestion that perhaps later on some ot these items may be included in the supplementary estimates.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 1, 1931

Mr. MUNN:

One of my colleagues has

asked me what a float is. I take it for granted that the Minister of Public Works knows, but perhaps some other members of the house do not. First they take several logs and plank them over, and then this float is anchored. The teredos will destroy those logs within two or three years, necessitating repairs practically every year. Hon. members can therefore see how rapidly decay works. These floats are used for steamboat landings, and it is absolutely necessary that they should be maintained in repair for that purpose.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 1, 1931

Mr. MUNN:

While this is not in my riding, a great many people there are interested in the shipping. This rock is a real menace to navigation. I know, because I have passed there many times. It is true there have not been accidents, but there might be a serious accident any day, and I think the government would be well advised to consider having the rock removed. If they cannot do it this year, possibly they could include an item in the estimates next year. I might say in this connection that the people in Victoria are hoping that some day they may get a railway across to the mainland. Anyone familiar with the circumstances will tell you that it is an impossibility.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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April 24, 1931

Mr. MUNN:

It was not the intention to

have it made retroactive by any means.

Topic:   THE BURRARD INLET TUNNEL AND BRIDGE COMPANY
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