Byron Moffatt BRITTON

BRITTON, Byron Moffatt, K.C., B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kingston (Ontario)
Birth Date
September 3, 1833
Deceased Date
November 19, 1920
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Moffatt_Britton
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=cbccde9c-8a99-4afe-a50b-99388a3a5d55&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer, lecturer

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Kingston (Ontario)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Kingston (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 35)


May 21, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

If I said that I only said what has been stated.

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May 21, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

I do not know any case in which they purchased wharfs, but I ; know cases in which they built them.

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May 21, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

I stand by the view that I held at first in reference to this matter, and while I hold that view I do not charge that the hon. Minister of Public Works now is doing any differently from what has been done by other ministers in other parliaments all along the line, and therefore, what is the use of doing any more than simply . stating one's opinion in a matter of this kind ? I think it was a mistake that this private wharf was taken over by the government. It seems to me that while we all admit farmers need facilities for getting their produce to market, that they need good roads and need river transport, no government ought to be such a paternal gov. ernment that it would take charge of the private affairs of individuals and regulate them in that way. I think it is a mistake that the government has taken over private wharfs and maintained them at the public expense. I am not talking of one part of the Dominion any more than another, because I find that there has been a great deal of expenditure in Ontario in this direction. It seems to me to be a very difficult thing to stop it. Personally, I cannot see any reason why, when an individual builds a whai-f and it does not pay, that he should appeal to the government to take it off his hands and that it should be taken off his hands. In some cases it has been done, and I suppose will be done again, and all we can do about it is to enter one's protest. But I do not think it is fair, that being the state of affairs, to attempt to make political capital out of it.

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May 21, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

What is the revenue from the slides in the St. Maurice district ?

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May 21, 1901

Mr. BRITTON.

I might refer to a case that I know of, but the hon. Minister of Public Works has a list of them.

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