Adam Carr BELL

BELL, The Hon. Adam Carr

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Pictou (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
November 11, 1847
Deceased Date
October 30, 1912
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Carr_Bell
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=59ffa06f-4177-4aef-8f3c-df8d6c63bf2a&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
author, merchant

Parliamentary Career

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

Most Recent Speeches (Page 80 of 81)


March 7, 1901

1. How many licenses have been granted for packing lobsters on the shores of the island of Anticosti?

2. If ar.y, to whom have such licenses been granted?

3. What fees have been paid for such licenses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LICENSES FOR PACKING LOBSTERS.
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March 5, 1901

Mr. BELL (Pictou).

It seems to me that there is something in the nature of very bad management in this transaction. The minister says that he made an effort to buy the Seybold property, and got a price on it. He said he was asked $100,000 for the property, and did not take it. The people of Canada would have been better off if he had taken it. The government can borrow money at something under 3 per cent; but he is paying 31 per cent per annum on $100,000

Topic:   SUPPLY-SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF COLONIAL TROOPS.
Subtopic:   PAY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SERVICES.
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March 5, 1901

Mr. BELL (Pictou).

So that for three years to come he is going to spend 7 per cent on $100,000, twice the amount it would cost the people of Canada if he had bought the property. But, surely it would not be necessary to pay $100,000 for it. The property was sold a short time ago for $20,000, and surely it would have been possible for the government to have taken possession of it under expropriation proceedings. Then it would have been the subject of arbitration, and would probably have been got for $30,000 or $40,000; and, besides, all the improvements made on it would have become the property of the people of Canada. If, as the hon. geutleman says, the government are pressed to find accommodation for the Increased number of public servants who are coming here, it strikes me that he should look a little further ahead, and realize what every member of parliament realizes before lie is here three months, namely, that the accommodation provided for parliament and the public officials is perfectly inadequate. He should not wait until real estate advances

to an extravagant figure. Intelligent management on the part of the Minister of Public Works would have dictated that he should have advised his colleagues to proceed at once to secure such real estate within the neighbourhood of the public buildings as would give the government of Canada accommodation not only for the present but for the future. I should think a scheme which would involve the purchase of the whole block between Metcalfe and O'Connor streets and Wellington and Sparks streets would be a capital investment. The minister would deserve more commendation if, instead of pursuing a piecemeal policy, involving vast expense to the country, he would formulate some proper business-like scheme which would give to parliament and the officials the accommodation they must have, not only for the present, but for years to come.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF COLONIAL TROOPS.
Subtopic:   PAY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SERVICES.
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March 5, 1901

Mr. BELL (Pictou).

And in addition to that he is spending 34 per cent per annum for repairs and charges.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SOUTH AFRICAN WAR-PAY OF COLONIAL TROOPS.
Subtopic:   PAY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SERVICES.
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February 28, 1901

1. What postmasters in the county of Pictou have been dismissed since November 6th, 1900, and who have been appointed to fill vacancies so created?

2. What contracts for carriage of mails, to or from points in the county of Pictou, have been made since November 6th, 1900?

3. In how many cases and for what sums have these been made without advertising for tenders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POSTMASTERS IN PICTOU COUNTY.
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