May 22, 1925

PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The district engineer reports that Grand Etang harbour is dependent for its existence on the maintenance of the entrance piers. The proposed repairs are required to prevent continuous deterioration of the walls.

Supply-Public Works

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I am quite sure the member for Inverness can give us some real reasons why this should be done. I think in fairness to the minister and the House we should be given some real reason why this new expenditure is to be made this year by this government of professed economy. We have not had one reason given why the work should be done. Will not the faon. member give it to us?

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

The hon. member is

always prepared to give reasons, and good reasons. These repairs are required for the pier on account of the neglect of the government of which my hon. friend was a minister. This is one of our inheritances from the late government. This work should have been done five years ago.

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CON

John Arthur Clark

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARK:

Then why wait so long?

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

We are economizing as much as possible, and it is only urgent need that forces us to spend money. We have had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair works that hon. members opposite failed to look after when they were in power.

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CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I hope the hon. member

will see that it is spent this year. That would be good politics.

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

Do not worry. It will be spent.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I thought we

would get something from the hon. gentleman. I wonder if the minister will kindly read the report of the engineer on which he is acting in starting this new work.

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I have already

done so.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I did not hear

any report read.

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The district engineer reports that Grand Etang harbour is dependent for its existence on the maintenance of the entrance piers. The proposed repairs ' are required to prevent continuous deterioration of the walls. The annual value of the fisheries is $100,000. Four subsidized steamers call at this place from two to six times weekly.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Is that the first report we have had or was a similar report made last year? I just want to see how near right the hon. member for Inverness is in his facts.

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

No, the explanation

is simply this: The pier, which forms the

entrance to the harbour, has taken a slant.

The pier was built by the government in 18951896, so it has stood very well so far. The object of this expenditure is to correct the slant in order to protect the entrance to the harbour.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

When did it get the

slant?

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

Since it was first built.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

When did it get it bad?

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

Last year, but it has

been getting worse continually.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Would not the hon. member in justice to himself like to correct his former remarks, because they are now found to be absolutely incorrect, and I do not like to see him left in that position? The fact is that, instead of this being an inheritance, it is something that just happened last year and is now being looked after. The story now is, not that the wicked former government was neglectful, but that nature was more kind when we were in office and the pier stood straight, but last year the pier took a slant of five degrees, or so.

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LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

It began to get bad

years ago, but it got very bad last year.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Last year the government took a slant, too.

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May 22, 1925