There is $24,000 of revote of last year's appropriation for the construction of two piers at this place. The delay is due to the fact that we could not arrive at an understanding with the owners of the adjoining land. If my hon, friend could help us out we would be glad to have his assistance.
Conservative candidate in the last election wished to get the farmers owning the adjoining land to sign a document to the effect that if their land was injured by the construction of this work they would waive all claims against the Government, and that they refused to do so.
In all probability it will not be possible to come to terms with these men on the conditions laid down by the department. Would it not be desirable to construct the harbour at some other place nearby where no such land injuries are likely to result?
I do not know. If their land is valuable and their farms would be destroyed, I think you are asking them to do too much when you ask them to waive all claim to damages. If I owned land there I certainly would not sign such a document and I do not think it is reasonable to ask them to do so. What is the use of having the vote here if it is not intended to expend the money.