Does not the minister think the language of this item is rather indefinite? It says: ' Quebec East, public building'. It does not say whether it is for a post office or not. Does he not think we should specify what the money is required for?
There is only one public building in Quebec East, that is the building under contract. Last session we put in a vote in exactly the same terms, so I do not think it would be desirable to make any change.
The minister said the Postmaster General supported the construction of this building. Is it the custom of the Department of Public Works always to get the support of the Postmaster General before post offices are constructed?
Before this building was planned, was there any communication between the Department of Public Works and the Postmaster General as to the nature and kind of building he wanted in which to carry on the post office work? .
I have not observed any difference in the custom in the province of Quebec from the custom in other provinces. Sometimes the sites are furnished. I can call to mind cases in which sites have been furnished by municipalities in Quebec as well as in other provinces.