March 8, 1923

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

The matter is under consideration.]

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

What amount was paid for the site?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

It was $2,500.

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PUBLIC WORKS-HARBOURS AND RIVERS


The House in Committee of Supply, Mr. Gordon in the chair.


LIB

George Newcombe Gordon (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The vote is No. 154, to be found at page 36 of the Estimates:

Resolved that a sum not exceeding $293,100 be granted to His Majesty for harbours and rivers in Nova Scotia.

Is it the pleasure of the committee to take each item separately as it appears in the resolution?

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

Public Works-Annapolis Royal-wharf repairs, $1,000.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

This is apparently a new item. There should be some explanation given by the minister.

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LIB

James Horace King (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. H. KING (Minister of Public Works):

The item is for general repairs, consisting of the renewal of fenders and bearing piles.

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Item agreed to.


CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

The resolution calls for the expenditure of a large sum of money, $293,100 as compared with $441,420 last year. Some of the items in it must relate to new work and I think we ought to have an explanation from the minister respecting them.

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

It was resolved that each item should be considered separately. If an explanation is called for I shall be glad to give it in each case.

Black Point-breakwater repairs, $1,150.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Apparently that is a new item and the minister ought to give us an explanation.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Are tenders to be called for the work?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The contract was let in October, after tenders had been called for.

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Item agreed to. Cape St. Marys-breakwater repairs and renewals, $3,000.


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

This is also a new item.

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

This is to renew the sheathing on the seaward face of the breakwater, and to cover the stringers on the shore end of the breakwater to a length of 200 feet.

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Item agreed to. Chapel Cove (West L'Ardoise)-breakwater extension, $7,500.


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Is that work under way?

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March 8, 1923