Mr. REID (Grenville).
They commenced the channel in 1876 and they have been working continuously ever since. This water that comes between these two islands runs directly across the channel the Gilberts have been working at, and this dam is simply put there to stop that current. Really and truly if the minister looks into it, he will see that it is of no earthly use whatever. I appeal to him not to put a dam there, because it would injure the rapids, and I believe that the vesselmen will condemn it. It would be far better to give whoever the contractor is, half the amount he would make in profit and not have the dam there at all. I appeal to the minister that that dam should not be put there.
Subtopic: MAT 1. 1902