This is to pay the salaries, expenses and outfitting of the geological parties in the field. Some of them are in the field now, and the rest are going out. We want the whole item if possible. We might be able to do with two-thirds. The expenditures are entirely during the summer. The expenditures are being made now; many of these parties are out in British Columbia, and one or two in the Yukon. Excepting the head of each party, who is an officer of the Geological Survey, all the rest of the men are hired, and have to be paid their monthly wages. We will probably require the whole amount. It would be very desirable if the House would vote the whole sum.
That was not in the list but it was mentioned las't evening.
Harbours, rivers and bridges-general repairs and improvements, $40,000.
Kincardine-repairs to piers, $1,500.
Lake Nipissing-improvement of navigable channel in west arm leading through Shanty lake to Monetville, $3,500.
L'Orignal-repairs to wharf and freight shed, $1,000.
McGregor's creek-to pay W. F. Smith, $2,500; O'Keefe and Drew, $320, and the executors of the Poile estate, $1,500, in full and final settlement of all claims for losses sustained owing to damages caused to their properties in the city of Chatham by dredging performed in the creek by a government dredge, $4,320.
Montreal river-removal of boulders in Flat rapids, $3,000.
Pembroke-repairs to wharf and approach, $3,500.
Pelee Island-repairs to west dock, warehouse and approach, $1,000.
Port Hope-repairs to piers-to construct new superstructure on counterfort on west side of harbour and effect general repairs, $5,000.
Providence bay, Manitoulin island-warehouse built on stone embankment protected by cribwork, $3,650.
Rainy river-improvements at mouth, $60,000.
That is dredging work.
River Sydenham-second outlet from Chenal Ecarte to Mitchell's bay-protection of banks at Martin island with pile work, $1,000.
Saugeen river-repairs to north and south piers, $1,000.
Sheguiandah-Manitoulin island-repairs to wharf to make good damage by ice shoves, $4,000.
Southampton-harbour improvements, $3,000.
South Nation river-improvement of waterway, $4,000.
Thornbury-repairs to wharf, $1,000.
If any hon. gentleman would state any objection to any item to which there is objection, I would be quite willing to drop it.