April 7, 1915

CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

There is apparently nothing in the Estimates.

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Francis N. McCrea

Liberal

Mr. McCREA:

I think it should be repaired. Repairs are necessary if the breakwater is not to be washed away altogether.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

We will take a memorandum of it.

Hamilton harbour improvements, $250,000.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

This is simply a revote from last year which was omitted by mistake from our Estimates.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

A revetment wall and dredging in Stype's inlet.

Quebec harbour-river St. Charles-improvements to navigation, $500,000.

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George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I suppose this vote is for improving the St. Charles river to make it an ocean terminus in connection with the National Transcontinental railway?

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George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The National Transcontinental railway is getting down into the valley of the St. Charles, and, if I remember correctly, one of the reasons for this increased development in the St. Charles is to make it an ocean port for the Transcontinental road instead of having the docks along between Cap Rouge and Champlain market.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

My hon. friend is not

quite correct. The St. Charles river is a

separate and distinct work in itself. It is for the development of the river for the advantage of Quebec in providing additional accommodation. The harbour is very short and limited, and it is necessary to develop the St. Charles river in order to give additional space for the number of ships coming in.

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George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Is it not nevertheless true that this important work is more costly as they expect to take care of the ocean traffic of the Grand Trunk Pacific at that point rather than in the neighbourhood of the Champlain market?

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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

Yes. A contract wvi given under the late Government.

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George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

If I remember correctly certain land was purchased, but I think that under the new scheme there was a proposition to take care of part of the traffic in the St. Charles river rather than at the Champlain market.

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Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

I think that is correct.

Montreal postal station " A," St. James street, $160,000.

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George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Certain discussion has taken place about this and I think the minister brought down a return concerning it the other day.

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April 7, 1915