Gustave Benjamin BOYER

BOYER, The Hon. Gustave Benjamin

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 29, 1871
Deceased Date
December 2, 1927
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Benjamin_Boyer
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4b02e0c1-1981-4162-963c-ca1a572cb6f1&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
gentleman, journalist

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Vaudreuil (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Vaudreuil (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Vaudreuil (Quebec)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)
December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Vaudreuil--Soulanges (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 28)


June 18, 1920

Mr. BOYER:

Yes.

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June 18, 1920

Mr. BOYER:

The Provincial Government have promised to subscribe fifty per cent of the cost of a new bridge at the point referred to provided the Dominion Government would do the same. The late Mr. Monk promised that the Federal Government would contribute its -share, not because the proposed bridge was interpro-vineial, but by reason of the fact that it would be a public utility. Under the circumstances, I do not see why the Government should not carry out the undertaking entered into by that gentleman. In the event of the Dominion and provincial authorities contributing toward the cost of a bridge at St. Anne the municipality of Isle Perrot will do its share.

A committee composed of some of the most influential men in the industrial and professional life of Montreal interviewed the Federal Government a few weeks ago to secure a grant towards the construction of this bridge, but they were told: " We have heavy commitments to meet and we must be economical." Well, we are ready to admit that principle of economy, but it should be applied impartially to every part of the country. If the Government is ready to build a bridge at Banff or anywhere else, presumably it is because it is a necessary public work. This bridge that I am asking assistance for is also a necessary public work, and therefore I submit the Government should treat it in the same way as it treats the Banff bridge* they should build it or contribute towards its cost. The Boards of Trade of Toronto and all the towns between Toronto and Montreal have sent resolutions to the Government recommending the construction of this bridge, and its importance and necessity is admitted generally. I do not know why the Government is so parsimonious in this particular case. I would suggest that it grant substantial financial assistance towards the construction of this very important bridge at Ste. Annes and Vaudreuil.

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June 18, 1920

Mr. BOYER:

No.

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June 18, 1920

Mr. BOYER:

There is another objection to building between the two railway bridges, and that is the great cost of building the approaches, which is a very serious objection. However, if the minister can convince thp Grand Trunk Railway Company of the feasibility of this highway bridge between the two railway bridges, I would like to know if the Government will help in any way towards the cost of construction. The first estimate was $300,000. The minister himself told me that we must add a large sum to that estimate. Supposing the bridge will cost $500,000, and the province of Quebec will contribute $250,000, then the municipalities would have to contribute the balance, if the Federal Government does not assist. But the municipalities are not able to do so. Already they have expended nearly a million dollars on improved highways, and in that way they are setting a good example to the country. The proposed bridge will be used not only for local traffic, but for interprovincial traffic, for this will be the connecting link of the provincial highways between Toronto and Montreal. Therefore it is only reasonable that we should have assistance from the Federal Government.

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June 7, 1920

1. What are the names of the companies who made munitions during the war?

2. Where were they located?

3. Which are those who made munitions for the Canadian Government, and those who made munitions for foreign governments, and the names of these governments?

4. What are the names of the companies still existing, specifying those in operation, and those not in operation?

5. What are the names of the manufacturers of all kinds of explosives in the country and the places where they are located?

6. Which are those actually in operation?

7. Can those companies manufacture on a permit from this Government, or if, generally, it is left to provincial legislatures to grant these permits?

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