James SUTHERLAND

SUTHERLAND, The Hon. James, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Oxford North (Ontario)
Birth Date
July 17, 1849
Deceased Date
May 3, 1905
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Sutherland_(Canadian_politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=96d9a145-4e36-4be8-93a6-ca5a9c37ab45&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 9, 1880 - May 18, 1882
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Whip of the Liberal Party (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
  • Chief Government Whip (January 1, 1896 - January 1, 1900)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (September 30, 1899 - January 14, 1902)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Minister Without Portfolio (September 30, 1899 - January 14, 1902)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (January 15, 1902 - November 10, 1902)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 11, 1902 - May 3, 1905)
January 29, 1902 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (January 15, 1902 - November 10, 1902)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 11, 1902 - May 3, 1905)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Oxford North (Ontario)
  • Minister of Public Works (November 11, 1902 - May 3, 1905)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 102)


March 29, 1904

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

I consult^ with the ministers and deputy ministers * the building, and the chief architect caJ* to the conclusion that it would be best aj most convenient to put the elevator at tD Wellington street side.

Topic:   SUPPLY - GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-INCOMPLETE CORRESPONDENCE.
Subtopic:   'UOMSON
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March 29, 1904

Hr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

It is very evident, from what the hon. gentleman has read, that it was the building that was referred to, because it refers to the cost of the site; and when my hon. friend a iked the cost of the building, the officers of the department, from the custom of the past, supposed that he meant the cost of ihe building alone.

Mr. ClARKE. I used the words ' total cost,' and the minister said that it would cost $10,000. Now we are told that it is going to cost $20,000. It would be fairer and franker for the hon. gentleman to tell us at once what it is going to cost to complete the building, including the heating and lighting, as well as the cost of the walls and partitions. It is because we cannot get that information at the inception of these votes that these discussions take place. We have had innumerable instances of that since these estimates have come up.

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March 29, 1904

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

'Well, I am speaking in earnest. I am net asking for any favours from the hon. gentleman in regard to this matter. If the statement is there, I cannot explain it. It must have been a mistake ; that is all. My hon. friend must know that there is a liability to errors of this kind. Have I ever shown a disposition to misinform the House in regard to giving it information ? If the quotation is made it is certainly a mistake. I could not have made any such mistake as that and I would not come here and give a- figure which I knew would be contrary to what was expected and which would be unreasonable. There may be times when there may be differences in the figures that are given for reasons which are quite understandable, but this statement is quite unreasonable.

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Subtopic:   30, 1904
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March 29, 1904

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

The country wants to know whether it is necessary to take up the time of parliament by giving the same information two or three times over. As some of these same questions were asked and answered two or three years ago it could hardly be expected that I should be called upon to give the information again, but still, I am going to give my hon. friend all I possibly can. He has asked me, first, as to the cost of the site. The cost of the site was $25,707. The second question is as to the number of tenders. The information has been brought down. My hon. friend must see that he could not expect me to have that information definitely at this stage, but I do remember that quite a large number of tenders were received for this work. The con-

tract was let to Sullivan & Langdon, of Kingston, and it calls for the completion of the work on the 30th December, 1904.

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March 29, 1904

Mr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.

In reply to my hon. friend (Mr. Gallery) I would say that there are no. new appropriations in these estimates, but the suggestion of my hon. friend will be taken into consideration, we will see what is required and if any appropriation is needed further it will be placed in the supplementary estimates.

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