June 28, 1935

LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Not in connection with

the public building at all?

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The public

ouilding is some distance away and not at all connected with this.

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LIB
CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Freight and

passengers.

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LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

What emergency has arisen

that requires an additional $150,000 to the $100,000 we voted in the main estimates at Fort William?

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An hon. MEMBER:

Alsk the Minister of Railways.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

No emergency at all there.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

It is additional dredging in the harbour.

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LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

Could1 the minister not foresee it when we were voting the main estimates a month ago?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

This is for reconditioning the harbour, and these 'are days, as my hon. friend will agree, when you cannot see very far into the future.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

In regard to item No. 349 I wonder if the minister found any ridings represented by Liberals in Ontario that required any dredging under this item, and if he would point them out.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

There are not many Liberals in Ontario.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

There will be plenty after a while.

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Milton Neil Campbell

Mr. CAMPBELL:

Just digging holes for the Tories.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

This is an example of how my hon. friend thinks public works should be distributed throughout Ontario. He does not seem to be able to find, in all these items, over $400,000, any place where any expenditure should be made in a Liberal constituency. Of course there they do not need it quite as badly, they are probably better represented in this house.

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Item agreed to. British Columbia Fraser river-contribution towards protection work at Rosedale, B.C., $3,500. Fraser river-north arm-dredging, $30,000. Port Alberni assembly wharf-replacement of crane-further amount required, $2,000'-* Total, $35,500.


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Is it the intention of the minister to spend the remaining $245,000 appropriated' for public works on the Fraser river under the unemployment relief bill? There was an appropriation of $300,000 and I understand the money has been spent only to the extent of some $50,000, that is for improvements in the Fraser river. As to the balance, when the program is outlined certain protection work was included; later, on the recommendation of his engineer here, it was cut out.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

A review of conditions on the Fraser river is now being conducted. As my hon. friend knows they are rather difficult, there is a difference of opinion and we have not decided just where or how this money is to be spent. The freshet is just over.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

It is very true there is a great difference of opinion. I have a copy

Supply-Public Works-Harbours

of a telegram which shows it. I appealed to the minister this year regarding protection work for dyking and I was told that it was not the government's concern and they had no interest in the matter, no responsibility, although the engineer there says that the work that was done did interfere with the channel and throw the water on the dykes.

I have here a copy of a telegram sent me not long ago purporting to come from the minister to Mr. Ladner in which the minister tells him that he will help him out regarding some protection work done there,, but the minister is afraid the work I was appealing for cannot be done.

Department intends to complete protection work between roads 3 and 4 but upper protection work in the vicinity Rice Mills and road 9 are not dominion government concern. The only way I can se they can be dealt with is on basis of unemployment relief as provincial-municipal project submitting and approved by Labour department here on contributory basis.

I think that requires explanation, because the minister told me wrhen I advocated that protection work should be done on the dyke on No. 9 road that it was not a responsibility of the dominion government.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Possibly some explanation is due my hon. friend. I think we understood each other thoroughly when he was speaking to me 'because I had received from him two or three days before that time a letter complaining about erosion at Rice Mills. It was in respect of that and that only that I spoke. The opinion of our engineers is that at that point nothing has been done by the Department of Public Works that contributes to that erosion. I was directing my attention entirely to what my hon. friend had in his mind at that time. I did not mean to convey to him that at every point on the Fraser river conditions were the same, because we do recognize that at some places possibly some works done by the dominion may have produced an effect detrimental to the shore, and we have made contributions in the past and will continue to make them wherever these conditions warrant it. But with regard to the particular site that my hon. friend has in mind we disclaim any responsibility whatever. One engineer may have a certain opinion, but the chief engineer of the department, who has studied the whole matter and has prepared the plans, is convinced that there is no responsibility with respect to the erosion at Rice Mills.

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June 28, 1935