Edward HACKETT

HACKETT, Edward

Personal Data

Party
Liberal-Conservative
Constituency
West Prince (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
July 6, 1840
Deceased Date
December 23, 1916
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Hackett
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=bdf86dc2-c35a-4c20-9655-9d1da2612e66&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
accountant, merchant

Parliamentary Career

September 17, 1878 - May 18, 1882
L-C
  Prince County (Prince Edward Island)
June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
L-C
  Prince County (Prince Edward Island)
June 23, 1896 - March 3, 1897
L-C
  West Prince (Prince Edward Island)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
L-C
  West Prince (Prince Edward Island)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 192 of 193)


February 22, 1901

Mr. HACKETT.

I can only express my surprise that the hon. minister would send the Stanley to the route between Cape Tormentine and Summerside without seeing that she had proper facilities for doing the work. The most expert captain on Prince Edward Island in connection with ice breaking, reporting to the minister on November 1, made this statement-the hon. gentleman referred to it, but his explanation was not strictly in accord with the report made by the captain :

The only thing, in our opinion, that can be done to test the route is this: after the steamer Northumberland stops running, place the Stanley at Summerside andhave her all ready and let her remain there until the board ice in the vicinity of Cape Tormentine breakwater is sufficiently strong: then a landing can be made on the ice. This has been done at Souris and Georgetown on several occasions.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE BUDGET-INQUIRY.
Subtopic:   J. L. McDOUGALL, A.G.
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February 22, 1901

Mr. HACKETT.

That condition of things arose. The Stanley was held at Summer-side for ten days to make daily trips between that port and Cape Tormentine. There were no mails, no passengers, and no facilities at the Tormentine side to advance the communication. About the 1st of Janu-ry, when the Stanley was withdrawn, the very conditions laid down in the captain's report existed : the ice had formed, and there was no difficulty in landing mails and passengers. The hon. gentleman refers to the smallpox scare. We know how important it is to the people of Prince Edward Island to have this communication. There is to-day in Ottawa a case of smallpox ; but must this city on that account be cut off Mr. COCHRANE.

from communication with the outside world ? Some smallpox may have existed in the county of Westmoreland in the vicinity of Cape Tormentine ; but the nearest case was six miles away from the Cape, and there was no danger. Mails and passengers could have been landed at Summerside without difficulty. But through some oversight the boat was taken away-it cannot have been on account of the smallpox scare. I noticed in a paper a day or two ago that when the minister was at Charlottetown, the board of trade of that city waited upon him with a memorial, asking him to leave the steamers Stanley and Minto on the route between Georgetown and Plctou in order to relieve the great congestion of freight at those points. What was the fact ? The two boats were stuck in the ice hard and fast for a week or ten days, and could not relieve the congestion of freight. If one of the boats had been left on the route between Georgetown and Pictou, and the other placed between Summerside and Cape Tourmentine and $1,000 had been spent on improvements at Cape Tormentine, there would not have been any congestion. When the Stanley was at Summerside she had on board a full cargo of coal, and still she was able to come to that port and discharge part of the coal, and make daily trips between there and Cape Tormentine. I think there has been some misunderstanding or bungling, or we would have a service between Summerside and Tormentine to-day.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE BUDGET-INQUIRY.
Subtopic:   J. L. McDOUGALL, A.G.
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February 21, 1901

Mr. HACKETT.

strangers who are mainly interested in learning of such changes. The present system of circulating Notices to Mariners throughout the Dominion is considered efficient.

CASCUMPEC HARBOUR-IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. HACKETT asked :

1. What steps, if any, have been taken by the government to improve Cascumpec Harbour, Prince county, P.E.I., which each year becomes less satisfactory to navigators, and which is the main harbour of refuge on the whole north coast of Prince Edward Island?

2. Does the government intend carrying out the deepening of the main channel there according to the plans of the engineers employed by the late government, or have any other plans of operations been decided upon, and if so, what are they?

3. Have any measures been taken to prevent the break in the sand hills which adversely affect the depth of water in the main channel, and if not, why not?

4. From what department of the government was the money granted to provide material to close one of those little channels last winter ? What amount of money was expended, and to whom paid?

5. Is the government aware that the brush and material used was not put properly in place, that the work was not done under proper inspection, and was carried out to sea, to the great detriment and loss to coast fishermen?

Topic:   CHANGES OF LIGHTS, OASCUMPEC HARBOUR.
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February 21, 1901

Mr. HACKETT asked :

1 What changes have been made in the Cas-cumpec Harbour lights since 1899 ? What amount of money was paid in making changes, and to whom paid?

2. Are those lights now' supposed to be permanent or are any further changes contemplated in the near future?

3. Is the government aware that such frequent and varied changes of lights have rendered doubly hazardous the lives of fishermen frequenting the harbour, especially from the province of New Brunswick, resulting last year in the loss of many valuable lives and destruction of a large number of fishing craft?

4. Will the government, when making changes in the location of those lights in the future, give full notice of same in local newspapers, in

order that all interested may have a knowledge of the different changes?

Topic:   CHANGES OF LIGHTS, OASCUMPEC HARBOUR.
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February 18, 1901

1. Were tenders invited during the year 1900 for building an extension to Tignish breakwater, Prince County, P.E.I. ?

2. In what newspapers were the notices calling for tenders inserted, with dates of publication and length of time between insertion of notice and date when tenders were received and opened by department?

3. How many tenders were received, with names and addresses of parties tendering and amounts of their respective tenders ?

4. Name and address of person to whom contract was awarded, and amount of same ?

5. When is the work to be completed ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TIGNISH BREAKWATER.
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