Adam Carr BELL

BELL, The Hon. Adam Carr

Personal Data

Conservative (1867-1942)
Pictou (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
November 11, 1847
Deceased Date
October 30, 1912
author, merchant

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)
October 23, 1911 - September 29, 1904
  Pictou (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 81)

August 10, 1917


I am not speaking of

such a fine as that but of the fine imposed -upon a person who, for breach of an order of the board, comes under the general law of the land. While it is inconsistent to lay an information in the name of the King against the King, there will he no difficulty in laying information in the name of the King against the manager of the Canadian Government railways. If the manager is fined he pays the fine out of moneys in his hands belonging to the Government, and in that way justice is satisfied and it is hoped there will not be a repetition of the events. I quite agree with the hon. member fox North Cape Breton, that the present situation would be absolutely illogical if you attempt to fine the King, but you could fine the railway company in the name of the general manager.

'Mr. COCHRANE: Suppose we allow the clause to stand to-night.

Section stands.

On section 5-Rules for practice and procedure :

iMr. MACDONALD: il move to amend

this section by adding at the end thereof the words " not inconsistent with the terms of the Railway Act ".

Amendment agreed to and section as amended agreed to.

On section 6-Sections of the Government Railways Act repealed:

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May 27, 1914


That is just the very

point that we have been arguing all morning and a part of last evening. What the right hon. gentleman has said is the very opposite of the argument presented by the Solicitor General who is contending that it makes no difference what the capitalization of the subsidiary or allied companies may be because all their stock, whether it be $68,000,000, or $81,000,000, or whether it be another $400,000,000, becomes merged into, and becomes the property of, the Canadian Northern Railway Company, the capital stock of which is reduced down to $100,000,000. My right hon. friend now says that the Canadian Northern railway may have to advance money to one of the subsidiary companies and that therefore they ought to have a right to take stock as security. What reason can there be for that if the Canadian Northern owns the whole thing and if the Canadian Northern stock is limited to $100,000,000 as the Solicitor General says it is? The Solicitor General says that under no contingency is it possible that the stock on which they can demand dividends can exceed $100,000,000.

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March 5, 1914


By whom were they signed?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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February 9, 1914

1. How many tons of coal were furnished the armoury in Woodstock, N.B., in each of the years ending March 31, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913, and the amount furnished during the present financial year up to date?

2. Who furnished the coal in each of the above years and the prices paid per ton?

3. Were public tenders called for in each of said years? If not, what method was adopted?


1. For the year ending Tons. Lbs.

March 31, 1910

50" 31, 1911

48 880" 31, 1912

72 1,477" 31, 1913

66 1,975January 1, 1914

51 1,740


Per ton.

1909-10-W. F. Dibblee & Son $8 20

, 1910-11- " "

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8 451913- 14- *' [DOT][DOT]

8 603. Tenders were invited by newspaper advertisement in eabh of these years.

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June 3, 1913


We all know it in New Brunswick. We know that the local Government would not even talk to anybody else. My hon. friend knows that Mr. Malcolm made an offer to take the bond guarantee and subsidy and build the road under the legislation we passed in 1911, and to build a railroad and not a tranrway; they treated him with contempt and laughed at him. I repeat that the only man they would consider for a moment was this Vankee, Gould, and they have got him and he has got them. The file is not nearly complete, because I have seen myself letters from Mr. Taylor ordering the contractors on that road north of Fredericton to stop work because he would not approve of the grades and curvatures. The work was stopped for two or three weeks, the contractors being held up; but finally Mr. Taylor was turned down and they went on, and. put in seven-degree curves the same as before and gradients the same as before. More than that, there were no specifications put in this legislation; and so the Government have agreed, by Order in Council, that they shall put in seven-degree curves wherever they want to and one per cent grades wherever they want to. I can take the minister to places in Carle-Mr. CARVELL. :

ton-I have been on the ground myself, and I have seen plans and profiles that Show four seven-degree curves in one and one-quarter miles on a one per cent grade- and the minister talks about transporting freight over a road like that. I find in one of these documents a confession from the company themselves. When the Government engineer was trying to make them put on certain track fastenings to make the road safer from a transportation standpoint, and the company objected, they said: Over thirty per cent of our

road is on curvatures, and less than seventy per cent is on tangents, and if you ask us to straighten up the rails on curvatures, you will make us spend too much money. The Yankee has had his' way every time he has gone up against the minister. I point to a dozen instances, and every time the Yankee comes up to the minister he wins.

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