Jean-Baptiste MORIN

MORIN, Jean-Baptiste

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Dorchester (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 22, 1840
Deceased Date
February 20, 1911
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Morin_(politician)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e8c6dc55-a236-48dc-81d1-9bcc083c6722&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
merchant

Parliamentary Career

June 23, 1896 - October 9, 1900
CON
  Dorchester (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
CON
  Dorchester (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
CON
  Dorchester (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 95)


July 16, 1908

Mr. MORIN.

That is a reply but not an answer. Mr. Costigan who got this charter knows all about the direction of the road and he wants this road to connect with a road at Connors. That road comes up the St. John river, then up the St. Francis river, then to Lake Pohenegamook and thence westward. The government has a road at Lake Pohenegamook in the Transcontinental, and what is the use of building another road from the lake to Quebec? The Quebec Central is building a road there also.

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July 16, 1908

Mr. MORIN.

I know the country through which this road is to go, and I am not able to understand what this vote means. This road starts from the ChaudiOre junction,

or Chaudigre curve, and will the minister say where it is going? It says ' to a point at or near the international boundary.'

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July 16, 1908

Mr. MORIN.

The location of this road is clearly wrong. It would be quite right to build a road from Lac Pohenegamook down to Connor's but there is no sense in building a road from ChaudiCre where you have the Grand Trunk Pacific, the Intercolonial and the Quebec Central. It is proposed to run from Chaudiere to the state of Maine but no point is mentioned. I do not wish to object to the road being built in the least but some explanation should be given.

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July 16, 1908

Mr. MORIN.

Well, it is a pretty poor explanation. They can strike the boundary line at Lake Pohenegamook or they can strike it westward about 200 miles. To what place do they intend to go? The minister does not know the country as well as I do. West of Lake Pohenegamook the whole country is wooded. There is no town, village or settlement. Why should they run the road to the boundary line?

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July 6, 1908

Mr. MORIN.

I can tell the minister that I will get no thanks for what I have said Mr. MORIN

in the House to-night. Well, I want none. Every time I condemn unnecessary expenditure here, next day the Grits on the other side go for me, and say : Why did you say anything against that work being

uie in the province Quebec ; Ontario gets so much and the other provinces get so much, and we want to get our share. Well, the government is just squandering the money, and it would seem that all the Liberal member for a county needs to do is to ask for an expenditure, whether it is necessary or not, and he gets it. That was the policy of the previous Minister of Public Works ; I don't accuse the present minister, because he is new in the office, and I shall not hang him before giving him a trial. I have here estimates for the last seven years, and what do they show? Every year there is expenditure in the Island of Orleans, at St. Frangois, at St. Laurent and Ste. Famille. At St. Frangois the population is about 500 ; it is situated at the lower end of the island, and they have a wharf there and another one about half a mile distant. At St. Jean de Orleans and St. Laurent it is the same thing. The thing is getting ridiculous. The member for the county asks for the money and he gets it, right or wrong. Is that what Sir Wilfrid Laurier promised before he came to power? In my county, in 1895, he told the people that if he came to power his government would be a government of example. He just omitted that little word ' bad,' for since he has come to power his government has been a government of bad example. He found fault with the Conservatives spending $36,000,000 a year, but immediately on his coming to power in 1896 we voted $52,000,000 at the special session of that year ; the next year the estimates were $58,000,000, the next year $62,000,000, the next year $70,000,000, the next year $78,000,000, the next year $82,000,000, the next year $105,000,000 and this year we have $119,000,000 in the main estimates and $9,000,000 more in supplementaries already brought down, and the minister tells us there are more to come, and God only knows how many supplementary estimates he will have. The man who found fault with the late government for spending $35,000,000 or $40,000,000 is going to spend this year $140,000,000 or $150,000,000. What does that look like?

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