Sanford Johnston CROWE

CROWE, The Hon. Sanford Johnston

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
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  Burrard (British Columbia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 6 of 7)


April 29, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

Most of the wood sold in my district is sold by the load. It is largely mill refuse or slabs. People bring in cord-wood and resaw it in stove lengths of 16 inches, and sell it in competition with the mill refuse. Will'the people who bring in the wood and sell it in competition with the mill refuse have to sell it by the cord?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 25, 1918

1. What has been the cost, respectively, of

(a) dredging, (b) construction of wharves, (c) breakwaters, and (d) repairs, in connection with the harbours of Halifax, N.S., St. John, N.B., Victoria, B.C., and Vancouver, B.C., since October, 1911, to the present dale?

2. What has been the total expenditure in connection with the construction and repairs of dry docks in the harbours of Halifax, N.S., and St. John, N.B. ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HALIFAX AND VANCOUVER HARBOURS EXPENDITURE.
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April 22, 1918

1. What has 'been the cost, respectively, of (a) dredging, (to) construction of wharves, (c) breakwaters, and (d) repairs, in connection with the Harbours of Halifax, N.S., St. John, N.B., Victoria, B.C., and Vancouver, B.C., since October, 1911, to the present date?

2. What has been the total expenditure in connection with the construction and repairs of dry docks in the harbours of Halifax, N.S., and St. John, N.B.?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HARBOUR EXPENDITURES.
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April 15, 1918

Mr. S. J. CROWE (Burrard):

Mr. Speaker, I do not intend to take very many minutes of the time of this House, but having listened to the hon. members from Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Alberta telling us what vast bodies of coal they have in those different provinces, I feel that I should tell the House that in British Columbia we have vast coal beds. Our climate is such that we do not require to burn so much coal as they do in Ontario, Quebec and some of the western provinces. If the people of these provinces have not sufficient coal next winter I would invite them to co-me to the Pacific coast, because we will have sufficient, heat to keep them quite warm. We have vast coal areas on Vancouver island, and besides supplying the lower mainland of British Columbia with coal, we ship as far south as San Francisco from 1,500,000 tons to 2,000,000 tons per year. You see, therefore, that we are not short of coal. The only thing we complain about is that the fuel controller does not keep down the price of coal to what it should be. In the city of Vancouver we pay $9 a ton for coal, and they only have to ship it forty miles across from Nanaimo. I think that is a question that

the fuel controller should look into and compel the mine owners to sell their coal at a less rate than they are charging. We have coal beds in the Nicola valley but we cannot ship our coal out from there because it costs too much to transport it to the larger centres of the province. We have coal in the Crow's Nest Pass from which they ship east. We have anthracite in northern British Columbia, in the Skeena river region. An American engineer has reported that there is almost ten times as much anthracite coal in the Skeena district as there is all kinds of coal in the whole province of Nova Scotia. I only wanted to inform the House that British Columbia is on the map when it comes to the question of coal.

Topic:   H. A MACKIE.
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April 2, 1918

Mr. CROWE:

Suppose there is a certain sum of money due on the purchase price in , the case of a soldier who has been killed, and that his widow who has remained on

the land while her husband is overseas cannot afford to pay the balance-; what woulld the Government do in a case of that kind?

Topic:   DOMINION LANDS ACT AMENDMENT.
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