Auguste Théophile LÉGER

LÉGER, Auguste Théophile

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Kent (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
January 4, 1852
Deceased Date
October 28, 1923
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Théophile_Léger
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f019c08a-4f55-43dc-83a7-39b7fc527519&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
farmer, lumber merchant

Parliamentary Career

December 17, 1917 - October 4, 1921
L LIB
  Kent (New Brunswick)
December 6, 1921 - October 28, 1923
LIB
  Kent (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 34)


June 25, 1923

Mr. LEGER:

I would draw the attention of the minister to the situation in our part of the country. In the county which I represent most of the land is Crown land. The farmers have wood on their land and almost

every year cut a certain number of cords of pulpwood which they offer for sale in the best market. For the last few years we have had to ship our pulpwood to the United States. In the latter part of last summer right in the little town where I live there were over two thousand cords shipped to the United States by water. These people are poor and have to work hard and I do not think we should deprive them of this chance to sell a few cords of pulpwood in the best market and if the market is not sufficient in our part of the country they should be allowed the chance to export to the United States. I would therefore ask the minister to reconsider the situation and not to do anything that will place at a disadvantage these poor people who have to work very hard for their living and who are making only a few dollars a year in this way. This measure is certain to cut their living, and I think that it should not be made applicable to pulpwood on Crown lands.

Topic:   EXPORT ACT-PULPWOOD
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June 25, 1923

Mr. LEGER:

In my part of the country

the people cut most of their wood in the month of June, and therefore if this prohibition of export went into effect at once it would mean a great loss to them. As they are dependent on the returns from their wood to pay their taxes and expenses, I trust the government will defer putting this proposed legislation into effect for this season, so that the people I have referred to may have sufficient time to become acquainted with the regulations and act in accordance therewith.

Topic:   EXPORT ACT-PULPWOOD
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June 21, 1923

Mr. LEGER:

I can assure my hon. friend from York-Sunbury (Mr. Hanson) that the railway in Kent was looked after by those more closely concerned in the interests of the county long before he was politically born. If we have not control of the branch lines down there it is not the fault of the Conservative government; they made an offer to the provincial authorities, which offer was declined. I for one have done all I could with reference to the matter, without bringing it before the House as a complaint against any government, and to-day it is being looked after by this government in a way which I think will be for the advantage of my county.

I can assure my hon. friend that this business is in good hands and that we can get along fairly well without his interference.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- CONSTRUCTION
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May 31, 1923

Mr. LEGER:

I should like to ask the

minister if the lightkeepers were given any increase in salaries last year?

Topic:   CUMMONS
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May 31, 1923

Mr. LEGER:

I wish to draw the attention of the minister to an item which seems to have been neglected by the agent in the district. I refer to a very important light on the mainland, at Richibucto Cape. I understand the keeper has asked the agent to look after it and get it put in proper shape, but it has not been done. Some complaint was made last year. This place is open from the shore right up to the light and the cattle go in. The agent paid no attention to the complaint and it has' not been remedied. Therefore, I call the attention of the minister to it so that he may see that the matter will be attended to in the future,

Topic:   CUMMONS
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