Louis Henry DAVIES

DAVIES, The Right Hon. Sir Louis Henry, P.C., K.C.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
West Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
Birth Date
May 4, 1845
Deceased Date
May 1, 1924
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Henry_Davies
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e6a14792-e382-45c2-9443-cde3c9232da4&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
counsel

Parliamentary Career

June 20, 1882 - January 15, 1887
LIB
  Queen's County (Prince Edward Island)
February 22, 1887 - February 3, 1891
LIB
  Queen's County (Prince Edward Island)
March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
LIB
  Queen's County (Prince Edward Island)
June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  West Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (July 13, 1896 - September 24, 1901)
July 30, 1896 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  West Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (July 13, 1896 - September 24, 1901)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  West Queen's (Prince Edward Island)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (July 13, 1896 - September 24, 1901)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 4)


May 21, 1901

Sir LOUIS DAVIES.

thought we should do, and that any effort beyond that would rather defeat than further the object in view.

Topic:   SUPPLY-CONCURRENCE.
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May 17, 1901

Sir LOUIS DAVIES.

32 miles ; subject, however, to the company carrying out the undertakings contained in 63-64 Victoria, chapter 8, section 2, subsection 6.

5. Resolved, that the subsidies hereinbefore authorized to be granted to companies named, shall, if granted by the Governor in Council, be granted to such companies respectively ; the other subsidies may be granted to such companies as establish to the satisfaction of the Governor in Council their ability to construct and complete the said railways respectively ; that all the lines for the construction of which subsidies are granted, unless they are already commenced, shall be commenced within two years from the first day of August, 1901, and cempleted within a reasonable time, not to exceed four years from the said first day of August, to be fixed by the Governor in Council, and shall also be constructed upon a location, and according to descriptions, conditions, and specifications approved by the Governor in Council on the report of the Minister of Railways and Canals, and specified in each case in a contract between the company and the said minister, which contract the minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, is hereby empowered to make.

6. Resolved, that the granting of.such subsidies, and the receipt thereof by the respective companies, shall be subject to the condition that the Governor in Council may at all times provide and secure to other companies such running powers, traffic arrangements, and other rights, as will afford to all railways connecting with those so subsidized, reasonable and proper facilities in exercising such running powers, fair and reasonable traffic arrangements with connecting companies, and equal mileage rates between all such connecting railways ; and the Governor in Council shall have absolute control, at all times, over the rates and tolls to be levied and taken by any of the companies, or upon any of the railways hereby subsidized.

7. Resolved, that every company receiving a subsidy under this Act, its successors and assigns, and any person or company controlling or operating the railway or portion of railway subsidized under this Act, shall each year furnish to the government of Canada transportation for men, supplies, materials and mails over the portion of the line in respect of which it has received such subsidy, and, whenever required, shall furnish mail cars properly equipped for such mail service, and such transportation and service shall be performed at such rates as are agreed upon between the minister of the department of the government for which such service is being performed and the company performing it, and, in case of disagreement, then at such rates as are approved by the Governor in Council ; and in or towards payment for such charges the government of Canada shall be credited by the'company with a sum equal to three per cent per annum on the amount of t*he subsidy received by the company under this Act.

8. Resolved, that as respect all railways for which subsidies are granted by this Act, the company at any time owning or operating any of the railways shall, when required, produce and exhibit to the Minister of Railways and Canals, or any person appointed by him, all books, accounts and vouchers, showing the cost of constructing the railway, the cost of operating it, and the earnings thereof.

9. Resolved, that the Governor in Council may make it a condition of the grant of the subsidies herein provided, or any heretofore authorized by any preceding Act of parliament as to which a contract has not yet been entered

into with the company for the construction of the railway, that the company shall lay its road with new steel rails, made in Canada, if the same are procurable in Canada of suitable quality, upon terms as favourable as other rails can be obtained, of which the Minister of Railways and Canals shall be the judge.

Motion agreed to.

Topic:   NEW SUBSIDIES.
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May 17, 1901

Sir LOUIS DAVIES.

Topic:   P. E. I. CLAIMS-MAINTENANCE OF STEAM COMMUNICATION.
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May 15, 1901

Sir LOUIS DAVIES.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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May 13, 1901

Sir LOUIS DAVIES.

asks nothing whatever for himself. He does not ask the ship for himself ; it will belong to the government. He is ready to give two or three or more years of his time, provided he gets the ship, and provided the citizens of Canada and the subscribers generally furnish him with sufficient to equip it. He is ready to go and devote all that time to his country for nothing. Under these circumstances, and as we have perfect proof that he is not an enthusiast, but a navigator of very great experience, and with a most commendable record, I think it is fair to consider whether we should not give him that much encouragement. We may say that it will not cost us so much, because, unless the vessel is wrecked, it will belong to Canada after his return. I wanted to mention the matter, but I had hoped to do so after giving notice to the hon. minister. I see that the hon. Minister of Public Works has come in. I think he will appreciate the appeal I am making. Captain Bernier is, I think, preeminently qualified to go in search of the North Pole; and if he does not get the necessary encouragement from us, I believe he will get it from the American people. I believe he has already been approached by enterprising American newspapers, with the object of securing his services for that purpose. Under these circumstances, I think this country is interested more than any other country at the present moment in advancing the project which Captain Bernier undertakes. I think we can gain a great deal by discovering the North Pole, if it is to be discovered ; and such an expedition, at a cost of some $80,000, would, I think, be very beneficial indeed. As hon. members are aware, Nansen got within about 300 miles of the pole, and the Italian duke who went afterwards got 60 or 70 or 100 miles nearer. Captain Bernier has the benefit of their experience ; he has given the subject a great deal of study ; and any one who has heard his demonstrations must believe that he will get nearer still-that he will probably reach the pole.

Topic:   SUPPLY-REMOUNT STATIONS.
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