May 1, 1931

LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

In connection with this item of $63,000 for Sarnia, is this for harbour development proper or it is for the public dock at Sarnia?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

This amount is required to provide for work now under contract with the Detroit River Construction

Company for the construction of a wharf and to provide for paving in and around the existing warehouse, and to construct a warehouse for the general use of the public.

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LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

Have any representations been made to have the length of the wharf as originally planned extended.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Yes. We have had that under consideration, but we do not propose to proceed with the extension just now, even though we think it would be well justified.

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Item agreed to. Quebec, $1,100,500.


LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

I see an item of $7,900 in connection with wharf repairs at Grindstone. What does this item represent and what is the report of the engineer?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

This item is required to take care of certain construction work at this point for urgent repairs to the outer end of the wharf which was seriously damaged by a storm on October 26, 1930. The money is required for renewal of stringers, and other necessary work. The traffic is heavy, amounting to over $1,000,000 annually, and the population is 3,000.

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LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

What is the necessity for the expenditure of $4,800 at St. Francois Sud?

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Supply-Public Works

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The work was requested by the district engineer in a report dated November 30, and is required to repair the damage done to the wharf and freight shed by a fire which occurred on the night of November 6, 1930.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Montmorency.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I would like the hon. minister to give me some information with regard to the wharf at Riviere du Loup. The other day the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau) said that I should have had more works done by the previous government, but he knows that the late government treated my constituency with all fairness. May I ask what amount was voted last year for the repairs of the wharf at Riviere du Loup?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The appropriation for 1930-31 was $22,109.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Was it taken for granted by the minister bhat the work would be carried on by the same men who had worked in previous years?

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CON
LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Was it decided by the department that this work would be carried on by day labour instead of by contract provided that the same men who had been working for the previous years would continue to work?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

All I know is that this work was started in July last by day labour. Although this item amounted to $22,100, this work was started by day labour by the former government.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Was it understood that that work was to be done by day labour instead of by contract because the men who had worked previously had performed that work to the satisfaction of the department, and that if it should be necessary to have bhe work done otherwise it would be done by contract?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I understand that the hon. gentleman with his knowledge of local conditions recommended that this work should be done by day labour; it was started on that basis and has been continued.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Yes, but the minister escapes my question; he skates all around it. My question was a short and clear one; I would like to know if on account of the work done by these men it was decided by the department to have the work continued this year by day labour instead of by contract.

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May 1, 1931