Duncan Cameron FRASER

FRASER, The Hon. Duncan Cameron

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
October 1, 1845
Deceased Date
September 27, 1910
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Cameron_Fraser
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b2084239-e476-459f-ad17-f94d88a31ee3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Guysborough (Nova Scotia)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Guysborough (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 106)


October 6, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

I did not attack Ontario. I said that no man coming from Ontario could understand Nova Scotia any more than the man from Nova Scotia could understand the conditions in Ontario.

Topic:   SUPPLY-MAIL SERVICE AT PICTON.
Subtopic:   AMERICAN COASTING LAWS.
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October 6, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

I may say iu reference to the vote for Nova Scotia generally that these works are certainly required in the public interest. A wharf for example may be required' in a fishing village. The highway runs parallel to the coast and between it and the shore there may be small cultivated pieces of land. The wharf is located at the place where it will best suit the people of the district. There may, however, be no road running down to it and it may be necessary to build a road from the highway to the wharf which may be some little distance.

Topic:   SUPPLY-MAIL SERVICE AT PICTON.
Subtopic:   AMERICAN COASTING LAWS.
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October 6, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

Simply for the reason that these wharfs are built on the seaside where they are the only modes of communication the fishermen have. Besides, the sum total for these little wharfs is not equal to one single expenditure made in some of the other provinces. Here is a district, we will say, where 500 fishermen live by the seaside, and the only mode of communication they have with the outer world is by one of these wharfs. When they get the wharf they need a roadway running from it some distance to a highway in the country. The most suitable place is selected' for a wharf, and then in order to get to it or from it you have to have a road. As to one of these wharfs being for only one Mr. ROSAMOND.

or two farmers, I trust the hon. gentleman's intelligence will not allow him to speak in that manner.

Topic:   SUPPLY-MAIL SERVICE AT PICTON.
Subtopic:   AMERICAN COASTING LAWS.
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October 6, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

I wish to say in this connection that I think perhaps we are only beginning to do what must eventually be done. I know there is good reason why the fishing business In Nova Scotia, has not been better aided than it ought to be, and that is because we were expending large sums upon the training of the farmers of this country. That was all right. I was at an exhibition not long ago in the town of Orillia, and I was delighted to find there that at given times all the farmers were called to certain points and there they were taught how to pack apples. A man went through the packing process and gave full explanations. After a little while the wives and daughters were called to another place, and there they were all taught how to make butter by some one who went through the whole process. At another point the farmers' sons and daughters were called together and were taught how to feed poultry, even so small a matter as the best way of killing poultry was not overlooked. Now that was teaching the farmers, and that was all right. Now there are two or three things that must be done in the lower provinces, and everywhere else in Canada where people are fishing, they must be taught the best way of conducting their business. Speaking particularly of Nova Scotia, it is a hard thing for example for men living in a small district to change their methods of putting up fish. The salt fish business particularly is not as well attended to as it ought to be, and I would suggest to the government that one of the best investments they could make would be to have various stations, just as they have in the great province of Ontario, wherever fish packing is carried on, centres where the fishermen could be brought together, and taught the best method of curing salt fish, the amount of salt that ought to be used, and all that ought to be done to put fish up in the best method. We suffer in our fish business particularly when we come in competition with fish that is put up in the old country. There is no people in the world that know how to put up salt fish better than the Scotch. That goes without saying, because they know' how to do everything better than any one else. But when our fish come in contact with the fish put up by people who have been taught with great care the best methods of curing fish, our fish suffer from the

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Subtopic:   AMERICAN COASTING LAWS.
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October 6, 1903

Mr. FRASER.

How could a schooner get to land unless there was a wharf to which she could be attached ? If the hon. gentleman understood anything about the lower provinces he would know that wharfs are the only method of communication the fishermen have with the inland. It is not at all like a river in Ontario, it is a coast where storms are frequent and violent.

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Subtopic:   AMERICAN COASTING LAWS.
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