March 13, 1934

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS


Dredging-Maritime provinces, $161,200; Ontario and Quebec, $215,500; Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, $50,000; British Columbia, $140,000-Total, $566,700.


LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Could the minister give some details of the $215,500 for Ontario and Quebec?

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. A. STEWART (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Chairman, this information was asked for when the committee rose on a previous occasion. I promised to procure it, and now I have it before me. As it is a two page statement I could either hand it to my hon. friend or to Hansard. The figure of $116,539.45 shows the total expenditure up to February 28, of this year.

Dredging Quebec-Expenditure 1933-34 (up to February 28, 1934)

Plant Operating-

Place

Rimouski, P.Q Matane, P.Q..

Dredge No. 116

Cu. yds. removed

71.820

80.820

Dredge No. 127 Anse a Beaufils, P.Q

2,448

Dredge Harricana No. 2

Amos, P.Q 703

Lake de Montigny, P.Q 8,937

Hava River, P.Q 7,033

Lake Blouin, P.Q 11,563

Plant laid up-

Dredge No. 4-Laid up Bathurst, N.B

Dredge No. 110-Laid up Quebec, P.Q

Dredge No. 121-Laid up Sorel, P.Q

Dredge No. 123-Laid up Laehine, P.Q

Dredge No. 126-Laid up Barachois, Allright island, M.I.,

P.Q

Dredge No. 128-Laid up Gascons Ouest, P.Q

Dredge No. 129-Laid up Portage du Cap, Amherst island,

M.I., P.Q

Generally

Cost

locality

$22,210 23

22,131 00

44,341 23

1,455 87

334 42

4,646 72

4,013 08

5,570 79

14,565 01

2,685 96

4,335 06

6.070 47

7,009 09

700 10

43 40

270 44

67 45

Total

cost

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Dredging Quebec-Expenditure 1933-34 (up to February 28, 1934)-Concluded

Contract and Day Labour Works- [DOT]

Baie des Sables-removing boulders $

Barachois de Malbaie-re-blocking scows

Bell River-dredging

Desjardins-removal logs at wharf

Grande Riviere-hand dredging

Lake Tiblemont-removing boulders

Little Discharge-removing rocks

Matane-survey

Nicolet river-dredging

Rimouski-survey

River St. Francois-dredging

Riviere a la Marte-remove sand at entrance

Riviere du Chene-dredging contract

Riviere du Chene-inspection

Riviere du Chene-release of drawback

Riviere du Loup (En bas)-dredging at Yiel's wharf. . . . Riviere du Loup (En haut)-dredging channel to Louiseville wharf

Riviere Noire-removal boulders

Ruisseau a la Loutre-removal obstruction

Ste. Anne de Bellevue-removal of boulders

St. Etienne de Malbaie-levelling berths

Ste. Luce-hand dredging

Tadoussac-Imbeau slip dredging

Cost locality 538 71 64 35 950 00 63 05 502 54 49 40 928 27 563 26 4,286 04 271 69 3,512 66 100 47 13.365 00 3.653 96 542 91 385 79

3,277 94 179 43 98 62 182 18 422 94 800 00 258 16

Total

cost

Total expenditure up to February 28, 1934

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Has the minister before

him the details of the dredging to be done in the province of Quebec during the coming summer?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I have that information in the form of a detailed statement and I suggest that I adopt the same course as I did with the other.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The following

are the places in Ontario and Quebec where work is to be carried on:

Ontario

Abram chutes, Bayfield, Bamford island, Jersey river, Little Current, Picton (Culliver and Huff's wharf). Penetang. Point Edward, Point Edward (Canadian National wharf), Port Elgin, Prescott (government elevator), Sydenham river. Thames river, Wolfe island, Waubaushene, Port Stanley, Port Burwell, Kingsville, Sarnia (Dominion Salt Company's channel), Sarnia (elevator slip).

Quebec

Beauharnois, Boudrias creek, Lac Nominingue (Grand), Lake Temiskaming (College island), Lanoraie (Colonie des Greves), Mattagami (Bourque's rapids). Port au Saumon, River du Prince, River du Chene, St. Eloi (Pointe a la Loup), Harrieana River (lake Blouin), Harricana River (lake De Montigny), Riviere du Loup, Quebec (Napoleon wharf), St. Irenee, St. Jean, I.O., Matane.

The hon. member for South Perth (Mr. Sanderson) inquired as to what proportion of

the amount of $245,500 devoted to Ontario and Quebec was to be spent in Ontario, and where the work was contemplated. The latest calculation is that about $93,000 will be spent in Ontario and about $105,000 in Quebec, the balance being still unalloted.

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

Could the minister tell

me what amount has been set aside for dredging in Campbellton and Dalhousie?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

These allotments have not yet been made and it may be possible that there will be an item in the supplementary estimates.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Not finally.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The engineers

are considering the matter.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I cannot tell my hon. friend. This matter may be provided for in the supplementary estimates.

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LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD:

A newspaper report of

the proceedings of the Campbellton board of trade would seem to indicate that definite in-

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formation has been received from the minister. This report reads:

A letter from Hon. H. A. Stewart, Minister of Public Works, Ottawa, indicated that an appropriation of $32,000 was being considered for dredging on both sides of the deep water wharf pier, this work to provide a depth of 24 feet at low tide in the several berths on the north side of the wharf and to make the inside berths also usuable by ocean going boats.

It is very important that this work should be done early this year. As I have mentioned already, three ocean going steamers were grounded in this harbour and their cargoes bad to be jettisoned with almost a complete loss to the shippers. I ask the minister to adhere to this amount of 332,000 which he seems to have in mind, or, if possible, increase it so that the channel at the mouth of the Restigouche may be made safe for ocean going steamers. This port should be in such a condition that large shippers of lumber could feel free to invite foreign ships to come in and load. Otherwise, these people will suffer great loss.

I submit that some work should be done at Dalhousie. There is a large and well organized industry at this port, which is the second winter port in the maritimes. Last year it was open for sea going ships until the last day of December. A small expenditure on this port would make it more easily available to ocean going traffic. Incidentally it will help the Canadian National Railways if these ports are able to take care of large ships. We would be able to get much of the traffic which now goes to northern Maine and which is usually taken up by rail. Greater facilities should be provided in order that our railways can secure this heavy traffic of fertilizer, automobiles and potatoes which can be handled with only a one hundred mile rail haul.

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Item agreed to. Miscellaneous- Architectural branch-salaries of architects, clerks of works, inspectors, draftsmen, clerks and messengers of outside service, $63,700. Engineering branch-salaries of engineers, clerks, etc. of outside service, $366,000. For operation and maintenance of inspection boats, $10,000. Maintenance and operation of water storage dams on Ottawa river and tributaries, $23,100. National Gallery of Canada, $25,000. National monument on Connaught Place,



Surveys and' inspections, $55,000. Balance of expenditure for works already authorized provided amount for any one does not exceed $200, $4,500. Miscellaneous works not otherwise provided for, not more than $3,000 to be expended upon any one work, $50,000-Total, $697,300.


LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Could the minister tell

us if the national gallery has been enriched this year and what new pictures were purchased, the amounts paid and from whom they were purchased?

Item stands.

Progress reported.

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March 13, 1934