Mr. MacDONALD (Cape Breton):
I think there must be some misapprehension in this matter. I am informed on good authority that the provincial government have already expressed their willingness to grant the site necessary for a national park. There is but one site in the whole province of Nova Scotia suitable for such a park and that is to be found on the island of Cape Breton. For the benefit of the hon. member who has just spoken may I say that the whole county of Antigonish coupled with the neighbouring county of Guysborough would not be hall large enough for a national park. The hon
member seems to be under the impression that all that is required is a kitchen garden. The area required for a national park can be found only in the adjoining counties of Pictou and Inverness, where we could have a national park with all the grandeur and beauty appropriate to such purposes. I cannot say that I am any greater admirer of the local government than is the hon. member for Antigonish-Guysborough; in fact I do not think either of us thinks very favourably of it. I understand however that they have given the assurance to the originator of the national parks idea that they are ready to grant a site as soon as a selection is made by an official of this department. We hope to have that done this summer.