May 23, 1919

UNION

Samuel Hughes

Unionist

Sir SAM HUGHES:

In the riding which I have the honour to represent there happens to be a large number of these storage dams, and although there they come under the Department of Railways and Canals, I would direct the attention of the Minister of Public Works to the practice of keeping the water six inches higher than the law reserves. I wonder whether the Government would furnish us with a little dynamite to keep the water down to the proper level?

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Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

That is a complaint that seems to follow the building of all these

dams. I have received complaints from Timiskaming and North Bay.

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UNION
UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

I think the attendants have to work too hard and have not sufficient time to take the stoplogs out and look after them.

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UNION

Samuel Hughes

Unionist

Sir SAM HUGHES:

Signals are sent up from Ottawa and from Peterborough when they want the water controlled. I purpose taking this matter up in another way with the Department of Railways and Canals, so far as my riding is connected, to see if some proper method cannot be devised to meet the complaints. The control is always in the interests of large' manufacturers here in Ottawa, Peterborough and in other places.

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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

I received a complaint

only two or three days ago in connection with the North Bay works. But it only shows that people do get unreasonable, because for some weeks every stoplog has been taken out of the North Bay dam, and I am told there is greater facility for the water escaping to-day than before the works were placed there.

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UNION
UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

Yes. But we have

had very heavy rains and the lakes are very high, and my hon. friend will remember that we also had very heavy rains during the latter part of last year.

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UNION

Samuel Hughes

Unionist

Sir SAM HUGHES:

They did not let the water off when it was high, and consequently when the rains continued they were flooded.

Monument to His late Majesty King Edward VII, $5,000.

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UNION
UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

This has been carried forward for some years. The contract was awarded, but was not proceeded with.

Monument to Sir Wilfrid Laurier, $25,000.

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UNION
UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

I am sorry I cannot answer the question. I will get the information.

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UNION
UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

Nothing has been done; it is just simply voted.

National Gallery of Canada, $10,000.

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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

No, this vote is not for the purpose of being applied on this building. It is practically for the staff of the National Gallery.

Progress reported.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Carvell the House adjourned at 11.05 p.m.

Monday, May 26, 1919.

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May 23, 1919