Isaac Ellis PEDLOW

PEDLOW, Isaac Ellis

Personal Data

Party
Laurier Liberal
Constituency
Renfrew South (Ontario)
Birth Date
February 6, 1861
Deceased Date
February 13, 1954
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Ellis_Pedlow
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c6715481-8a5f-42bd-b262-57ccdaad49a0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Renfrew South (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 187)


June 3, 1921

Mr. PEDLOW:

That does not alter the fact that the information that I have received is correct. The gentleman who had the contract for this construction in the first place made the statement to me yesterday that the price received by him for building the wharf entirely new in the first instance was less than half the amount being charged now.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. PEDLOW:

I think it will be better to finish this discussion now we have gone so far. During last year I made a request of the then Acting Minister of Public Works (Hon. Mr. Reid) for a grant on behalf of the post office of the town of Renfrew. I was told by him that it would be impossible to make any grant on account of the financial state of the country. As a member of the Opposition and taking the stand we do, I approved of his attitude. But I was astonished to find later during the session when the Supplementary Estimates came down an item of $5,000 to build an ornamental tower on the Pembroke post office and instal a new clock. The grant was made in the north riding of Renfrew, whereas no grant could be obtained for absolutely necessary expenditure in the south riding. I find the same condition prevailing to-day. I made application this year to the present Minister of Public Works for a small grant for a wharf at the town of Arnprior to make it available for traffic. Last year I succeeded in having a small amount expended, but it was not sufficient for the purpose required. This year, at the request of the mayor of Arnprior, I repeated my application on behalf of the town for further consideration. The amount required would be between $900 and $1,000. I was informed that this was work which the town itself should perform. But it seems rather strange to-day in the face of these items of $60,000 for repairs and replacement to the wharf at Pembroke and of $7,900 for repairs and reconstruction of the wharf at Petawawa-the latter I am informed is about as much needed where it is placed as the fifth wheel on a wagon-I say it seems rather strange to note the different policy

pursued by the department in respect to other public works, and I want 'hon. members and the people to understand the underlying principle that governs grants of this kind. I need only call attention to the fact that the north riding is represented by my genial friend who is a supporter of the Government, while the south riding is unfortunately represented,-

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June 3, 1921

Mr. PEDLOW:

Did the specification

call for pine? It is strange that they tendered for hemlock if the specification called for pine. '

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June 3, 1921

Mr. PEDLOW:

Has the acting Postmaster General any information in regard to the extensive reorganization of the Post Office Department that is now in progress? Another matter I want to refer. I understand no separate accounts are kept in the Post Office Department of its sale of postage stamps and of inland revenue stamps. I protested against that last year. I think separate accounts should be kept so we will know exactly what the actual revenue of the Post Office Department is.

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June 3, 1921

Mr. PEDLOW:

Not just yet. It is early still and we are all fresh. I find an item of $7,900 for repairs for reconstruction of wharf at Petawawa. Is there a great deal of traffic at this point?

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