June 17, 1926

CON

John Anderson Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER:

The minister is aware that there is a coal mine operating in there and shipping coal down the river. The capacity of the mine at the present time is 100 tons per day, and during the season of navigation the market is entirely down the river. The river is open for navigation for some 300 miles, except for 15 miles, and I think there are only a few points where work will be required to make the river navigable for the whole distance. A substantial quantity of coal is used by the inhabitants in the district along the river. I understand the matter has been under consideration for the last three years, and promises have been made that attention would be given to it. The people there are anticipating a vote, an appropriation, which I thought would be included in this item. Will the minister put it in the sup-plementaries, or at least give it further consideration?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I shall be glad to give it consideration. When the hon. member spoke of it first I did not think he was referring to Hudson Hope. I am not sure that we have had any direct representations regarding the matter.

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CON

John Anderson Fraser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FRASER:

The minister has had a

report from Mr. Doncaster.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

Another matter taken up with the department some time ago, in regard to which I do not see provision in the estimate, is in relation to the Minnekahda wharf on the Pitt river. This wharf was constructed by the Dominion government and has been repaired from time to time by the municipality. The reason given by the government for not repairing it now is that the municipality during each season unloaded a certain amount of road material there. I believe the department will reconsider their decision not to repair. The wharf is used by a large number of farmers and people of the other districts who do not pay taxes in that municipality, therefore it is unfair to ask the municipality to bear the full cost. This is only a very small amount. It requires some caps and joists in the centre of the wharf where they have been broken. I appeal to the minister to consider this and place an amount in supplementary estimates. As I have said, only a few hundred dollars would be required. Considering the fact that the municipality have from year to year repaired

the planking and other parts of the wharf, they thought it would not be out of the way to ask the Dominion government to replace the piles and make the necessary repairs.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I think the matter is receiving attention. There is no doubt that the municipality, in the use of the wharf, has overloaded it and done certain damage. The suggestion has been made, I believe, that if the wharf was repaired there should be certain co-operation in the matter.

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Item agreed to. Port Clements-wharf repairs, $3,000.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Did we not do work there last year?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Yes, there was a vote there last year of $6,600 and $6,655 was expended.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

When was the contract made?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

August 20, 1925.

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Item agreed to. Saaniohton-renewal of float and wharf repairs,


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

In connection

with all the items on the rest of the page, no work was done?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I do not think so. There may have been at Saanichton.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The estimate

does not show anything.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

No, there was

nothing.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Nothing in connection with the others, except a report and a speech by the hon. member.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

It was reported on.

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Item agreed to.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What about the appropriations not required for 1926-27?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I will hand them to Hansard for insertion:

List of Appropriations not required for 1926-27

Appropriation

Harbours and Rivers-British Columbia-

Bamfield East-reconstruction of wharf.. .. $ 1,650

Burgoyne Bay-wharf repairs 1,250

Campbell River-wharf repairs 5,000

Celista-wharf 3,600

Clayoquot-wharf repairs 5,200

Supply-Public Works

Harbours and Rivers, British Columbia.-Con. Crawford Bay-reconstruction of float and

shed 2,250

Deer Park-wharf repairs 2,200

Denman Island-landing slip 1,000

False Bay-Lasqueti Island-wharf 5,600

Fraser Lake-wharf to complete 300

Fraser River-improvements to jetty 34,000

Gower Point-float 2,100

Greta-wharf reconstruction 2,500

Haney-wharf reconstruction 7,800

Hope Bay-wharf repairs 2,800

Kaleden-wharf reconstruction 4,100

Kildonan-float 1,750

Kincolith-wharf improvements 1,200

Marmot Bay-float 2,700

Mayne Island-wharf repairs and improvements 4,200

Mission-wharf reconstruction 5,200

Naramata-wharf extension 2,700

New Massett-Renewal of float 1,350

Okanagan Lake and River-improvements .. 2,000

Okanagan Control-dam maintenance and

operation 1,500

Oona River-float 2,000

Pitt Lake-wharf reconstruction 3,000

Po-pe's Landing, Pender Harbour-reconstruction of float 1,200

Port Essington-improvements to float 1,200

Port Renfrew-In full and final settlement of

claim of Godman estate, etc 2,000

Queen Charlotte City-repairs to float.. .. 1,200

Riondel-wharf 7,600

Royston-wharf repairs and improvements. 2,100 Say ward-wharf replacement to complete

contract 6,600

Shushartie Bay-repairs to float 1,400

Skidegate-wharf repairs 2,400

Sooke-wharf repairs 4,500

Sunny brae-wharf 7,500

Ucluelet-West-float 1,350

Vancouver, Stanley Park-Foreshore protection 8,000

Westibank-reconstruction of and improvements to warf 8,500

White Rock-wharf repairs 1,200

William Head Quarantine Station-repairs to wharves 3,500

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June 17, 1926