March 8, 1923

LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

What is the reason for those expenditures. Was there any report made and if so by whom?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

This is to complete a contract entered into with the Randolph Macdonald Company for the construction of rubble mound breakwater 1,700 feet, and for repairs to the old breakwater by depositing at various points along the face, large stones. The total cost is $30,000.

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LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

When was the contract first let?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

May, 1920.

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LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

How much money * has already been expended?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

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LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

What is the nature of the shipping there?

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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

Why was all the money not voted at one time?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Maybe the minister could give the corresponding figures for Montreal and Quebec.

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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

We are discussing Ontario now.

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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

Are the parties that have this contract the same parties that had the original contract?

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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

They are the same Tories.

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

They are the same firm.

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CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

I hope the minister will be able to give us some assurance that the recommendations which were made to him regarding the large work that the government has contracted with the city of Toronto to perform, will be carried out, in a measure at least, by a larger appropriation in the Supplementary Estimates. The minister has inspected the work to be done, and I think he fully realizes the need for it. I

11 p.m. think he is advised also of the Privy Council Order, I believe, No. 1426, wherein the government contracted with the city of Toronto to do a certain work.

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The city has gone ahead on the basis of that contract; it has expended very large sums of its own money, and having faith in that contract, the city is looking forward to a larger expenditure in connection with completing the breakwater, which is an absolute necessity in view of the work that has been done. I feel that Toronto has the sympathetic consideration of the minister in this matter, and I hope he will realize, in pursuance of the undertaking, the contract already entered into, the necessities of the case as regards Toronto.

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LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

Will this $30,000 enable the government to complete the work?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

It will complete the present contract.

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LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

Will the present contract-finish the work?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

There are in the department recommendations for further work at that point; but we are not providing for any further expenditure at this time.

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CON

William Alves Boys (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BOYS:

Are there any extras in connection with this large contract?

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LIB

Lucien Cannon

Liberal

Mr. CANNON:

I am sorry to see that the hon. member for South Wellington (Mr. Guthrie) is not in his seat. This is certainly an item where his economy would be applied to good purpose. This money is not being spent to improve shipping facilities or to help trade; but hon. members will, no doubt, be surprised to learn that this is for an amusement park at Toronto, and I do not think this government should provide amusement places, even-

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March 8, 1923