William Stewart LOGGIE

LOGGIE, William Stewart

Personal Data

Party
Unionist
Constituency
Northumberland (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
August 10, 1850
Deceased Date
March 14, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._S._Loggie
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=65b95af4-7627-444a-9989-c8b3033301d0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
company head, manufacturer, merchant

Parliamentary Career

November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Northumberland (New Brunswick)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Northumberland (New Brunswick)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Northumberland (New Brunswick)
December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
UNION
  Northumberland (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 141)


June 30, 1920

Mr. LOGGIE:

I want to say first of all that I do not own any lobster factory in Kouchibouguac district. There is nothing in. the construction of that line that I know of that is not perfectly regular. Kouchibouguac village has a public telephone and has had such for many years. The district at the mouth of the river that connects with Pointe Sapin did not have any telephones and .as it is a very important part of Kent county 2 a.m. as regards the shipping of fresh fish, it was in the public interest that telephone connection should be had with the other portion of the Government line, namely, Escuminac point. There has been a telegraph line between Chatham and Escuminac point for the last thirty or forty years. Recently it has been changed to a telephone line, and it was that line that was connected up with Chatham.

To provide for the purchase of the LotbiniSre and the Megantic Railway under authority of Chapter 22, Statutes of Canada, 1916, together with interest at 5 per cent from 1st, April, 1920, $336,875.

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June 25, 1920

Mr. LOGGIE:

I have this duty devolving upon me representing a fishing constituency-

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June 25, 1920

Mr. W. S. LOGGIE (Northumberland, N.B.) (Translation):

Mr. Chairman, before speaking in English, I wish to say a few words in French on the subject of the railway situated in my constituency. I regret very much my inability to speak fluently the French language. I beg therefore to be excused if I continue my remarks in English.

Several ihon. MEMBERS: (Translation): Hear, hear.

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June 25, 1920

Mr. LOGGIE:

I take this opportunity,

and I do it with some pleasure, of referring to the first speech that I made in Parliament. The theme of that speech was the construction of a branch line railway starting at Newcastle, N. B., and ending at Tracadie in the county of my hon. friend from Gloucester (Mr. Turgeon). Let me first of all point out that Newcastle is a point on the main line of the Intercolonial forty miles south from Bathurst. At the present time there is what is known as the Caraquet and Gulf Shore Railway,

starting at Bathurst and running like a half moon, if you like to say so, about sixty miles down to Tracadie, following the course of the Baie de Chaleur and then going through the peninsula and ending at Tracadie. The line that is asked for proposes to start at Tracadie and end at Newcastle. Thus you will have a half moon, as it were, of railway commencing at Bathurst running east around the coast back on the other coast, and then ending at Newcastle, N.B. I take this opportunity of reminding the minister that he has a petition in his office from the residents of the thriving villages that are located between Newcastle and Tracadie. From time to time it has been my privilege as well as my duty to draw the attention of the department to this very important project of railway construction. [During the last two or three years I have not urged it, as we were not investing any money in building branch lines of railways, in the East at any rate. It seems to me, however, that the time is now very opportune to impress upon the minister the importance of the construction of these few miles of railway. Hon. gentlemen will remember that in the Estimates some two years ago $200,000 was provided for the taking over of the branch line of railway that runs between Bathurst and Tracadie. The rumour now is that the owners of the railway-who at that time refused to accept an offer for it-are now willing and ready to sell, and I hope for good news in that regard from the minister in the near future. I desire to point out to him that the piece of road which he proposes to take over will not be complete until he extends it to Newcastle.

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June 25, 1920

Mr. LOGGIE:

-and also representing an agricultural constituency ias well as one that is very largely interested in the lumbering business. If one starts at Newcastle the first lumber mill encountered will be the Buckley mill. Going down three miles you come to the Miramichi Lumber Company's mill-a large band mill cutting a great quantity of lumber. Going about a mile farther you come to the Frasers Pulp Mill, Limited, and then farther down the coast you touch at Tahusintac and Burnt Church

where there are lumber mills. In the winter season the bay abounds with fish. We are acting wisely in providing branch lines in the Prairie Provinces, so that the farmers can haul their wheat to the railway. But let me tell you that in the district on the Miramichi in New Brunswick which would be served by the railway whose construction I am advocating, in the winter season, for a distance of approximately forty miles, you may see teams on top of teams, as it were, hauling smelts from the lower bay to Loggieville, the nearest railway point. I urge this matter now because I imagine the Government will be operating the Caraquet railway in the very near future. The owners having accepted the offer, I hope that the necessary appropriation will be made in the .Supplementary Estimates. I want to impress upon the minister the importance of connecting up the end of that road with Newcastle. We will then have a sort of half-moon line, starting at Bathurst on the Intercolonial railway, running iounl the shore and across the peninsula to Tracadie, thence on to Newcastle, forty miles from the starting point. The minister has this petition in his office; it has been there for some time. I have from time to time directed his attention to the matter and urged its favourable consideration. I can only leave it in his hands; I am sure 'he will not forget it when the proper time comes.

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