April 27, 1914

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John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

This ditch which is cut

through the very soft clay to be found almost everywhere on the Soulanges canal has always given a great deal of trouble and its maintenance therefore has been exceedingly

expensive. The concrete abutments of a number of farm bridges spanning the ditch have fallen down, and it is only a question of time when the others will tumble down also. It had been intended to line the bottom and slopes of the cut with concrete slabs and to reinforce the floorings of the bridge at a cost of $40,000. But the scheme now proposed comprises the laying of 7,200 lineal feet of 44 feet reinforced concrete pipe. This will entail a somewhat larger expenditure, but when completed the cost of maintenance will be reduced to a minimum.

St. Peter's canal-Improvements, $135,000.

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John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

About $60,000 has been paid up to the present time.

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George William Kyte

Liberal

Mr. KYTE:

I think the tender put in by the present contractor was very much lower than the tender of the next above him.

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George William Kyte

Liberal

Mr. KYTE:

So much so that it would be scarcely possible for him to make a profit, assuming that the others were right. Did I understand the minister to say this afternoon that the changes proposed in the plans involved $100,000?

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John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

The tenders received were

W. H. Weller, $266,887; M. Connolly, $369,040; Haney, Quinlan & Robertson, $395,565; and Brown & Aylmer, $427,525.

Progress reported.

On motion of Mr. Reid, the House adjourned at 11.20 p.m.

Tuesday, April 28, 1914.

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April 27, 1914