Herbert John MACKIE

MACKIE, Herbert John

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Renfrew North (Ontario)
Birth Date
January 8, 1876
Deceased Date
January 1, 1947
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_John_Mackie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=378240a0-e5cc-4eb9-96e2-7885f7eb70ef&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Renfrew North (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 25)


June 3, 1921

Mr. MACKIE (Renfrew) :

Undoubtedly my hon. friend's constituents find Portage du Fort as conveniently situated in respect to Renfrew as Desjardinsville is to Pembroke. The hon. gentleman refers, I may say, to the liquor traffic. The Petawawa wharf was constructed by Mr. Moffatt and it proved to be of faulty design; the large river drives could not pass under it and very extensive alterations had to be made. In the provision for reconstruction this also will be included. The traffic on this wharf is very considerable, but to-day there is a fence across it which prevents the passing of any traffic. A good deal has been said about the post office clock, and I would like to make a brief reference to it while I am on this subject. We had a splendid clock suspended from our post office building, but in 1914 and 1915 it was frequently so heavily laden with recruiting signs that finally it tumbled down. The department offered to replace it at once but I asked them not to replace it until peace was declared. In due course the matter was taken up and I asked the department instead of installing a suspended clock to go about $1,200 or $1,500 further

5 a.m. and give us a tower there. I wish also to make a comparison between the Arnprior wharf and the wharf in North Renfrew. The Arnprior wharf structure cost $35,000, and as the hon. member for South Renfrew knows, not a passenger boat lands at that wharf. In fact, on the lake they have only one ferry and it is miles removed from Arnprior. They have a solitary tow-boat which last year was tied up to the wharf in North Renfrew for six Saturday and Sunday nights during the season. Now, we ask for repairs to that wharf in order to restore the necessary facilities.' There are other matters which I would like to deal with, Mr. Chairman, but the hour is late so I shall not proceed further at this time.

Telegraph and telephone lines-Quebec county-telephone lines-general repairs, $3,000.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. MACKIE (Renfrew) :

I suggest that the hon. gentleman study his geography so that he may know the difference between Alumette island and the island called Calumet, 40 or 50 miles further off.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. MACKIE (North Renfrew) :

I think it is due to the minister as well as to myself to reply to my hon. friend's statement. He did me the courtesy to tell me last night that he was going to refer to this. The crux of the whole matter was reached in the last few words of his speech -he is peeved that North Renfrew has some public works that South Renfrew has not. The Pembroke dock was built of lumber seventeen years ago, and well built, by the Laurier Administration. With very little repair work we have succeeded in holding it fit for traffic, but to-day it is a risky proposition to cross it and go out to the landing pier. There is a sign to-day on the dock, placed there by the department, reading as follows: "This dock is dangerous1. Parties using it do so at their own risk." A short time ago another communication was received by the wharfinger instructing him that proceedings were about to be taken to close this wharf. It serves the island of Calumet and the mainland of Pontiac county in Quebec, and the weekly traffic on the ferry alone is 1,400 passefigers. But for that service eight to ten thousand people would be shut off from their market at Pembroke. We have also the liner running daily to Des Joachim; it accommodates yearly over 10,000 passengers. The work which at present is being done to the dock is the refacing of it; every foot of this lumber will be used in the reconstruction that will be carried on this winter. The only cost will be the time of the workmen and the snikes that will be used. It is an interprovincial oneration and as such is of more benefit to the residents of Pontiac than to the merchants of Pembroke.

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May 31, 1921

Mr. MACKIE (Edmonton) :

I was paired with the hon. member for Compton (Mr. Hunt). Had I voted, I would have voted against the amendment.

Main motion agreed to, and Bill read the third time and passed.

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May 31, 1921

Mr. MACKIE (Edmonton) :

I was

paired with the hon. member for Compton (Mr. Hunt). Had I voted I would have voted for the motion of the Acting Solicitor General.

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