Official Report of the Debates, House of Commons Volume 2

Official Report of the Debates, House of Commons Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... little difference of opinion as to the special value to the Province of tho undertaking to complete these two works; but after considering what has been said, I am of opinion that they should both be roceeded with at once, as indeed is suggested y your Ministers." It is worth while remarking that these two works, the wuggou road and the telegraph line, were not asked for by British Columbia, but, on the contrary, British Columbia intimated that they were useless, and that she did not desire them, ' but they were forced upon her and forced upon Lord Carnarvon by the hon. gentlemen opposite when they occupied seats on this side of the House: ' '4. That $2,000,000 a year and not $1,500,000 shall be the minimum expenditure on Railway works within the Provinco from the date at which the surveys are sufliciently completed to enable that amount to be expended on constructi0n.--ln naming this amount I understand that, it being alike the interest and the wish of the Dominion Government to urge on with all speed the completion of the works now to be undertaken, the annual expenditure will be as much in excess of the minimum of $'2,000,00J as in any year may be found practicnblo. "5. Lastly, That on or before the 31st of December. 1590, the Railway shall be completed and open for trsfiic from the Pacific seaboard to a point at the western end of Like Superior, at which it will fall into connection with existing lines of Railway through a portion of the United States, and also with the navigation on Canadian watcrs.---To proceed at present with the remainder of tho Railway extending by the country northward of Lake Superior, tothe existing Canadian lines ought not, in my opinion, to be required, and tue time for undertaking...show more

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  • Paperback | 690 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,211g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905342
  • 9781236905345