Mr. JOSEPH ARCHAMBAULT (Chambly-Vercheres):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to call the attention of the Government to a most important and urgent matter. I am informed from reliable sources that the ice jam on the St. Lawrence is much deeper this year than ever before. At Cap Rouge, above Quebec, there is a gorge, and I am informed the ice has frozen 40 feet deep, and that the *water behind has risen 6 feet higher in some places. There is an ice barrage. If this barrage is not immediately broken up there will be serious floods from that point up to Montreal. We had ice-breakers that were built for that purpose. I understand that the "Earl Grey," the "Minto" and the "John D. Hazen" were sent to Russia in 1915-1916 and 1917.