May 20, 1938

CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

How many sites were inspected in New Brunswick, and what was the order in which they were selected by the federal department?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

My recollection is that

four or five were examined, but at the moment

Supply-National Parks

I cannot recall the order of priority in which they were placed. My recollection is that that information was given in the discussion of the estimates a year ago.

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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

No doubt the minister has the record there, and perhaps he will give it.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I am sorry I have not that information here; but when the supplementary estimates are up, there will be an opportunity again, to raise the question and I shall then have the information for the hon. member.

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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

There was a vote of $25,000, I believe, either last year or the year before. How much of that has been expended, if any?

Mr. 'CRERAR: The vote was $25,000. It was put in for preliminary surveys that would be necessary before the active work of development would be undertaken. A similar vote is in the supplementary estimates for this year. It appeared in the special supplementary estimates a year ago. Once the area is selected, an accurate survey and an examination of the physical characteristics may be made, so that development can proceed in the best way in order to give the maximum result for the money expended. The amount in the supplementary estimates will cover the initial work in that respect, and that is the manner in which we have proceeded in all these matters. Once the initial survey is made and the data correlated, the parks officials are in a .position to recommend the type of development that should take place in order to get the maximum effect from the expenditure of the money.

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Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

I understand that the money provided in the supplementary estimates will be spent on an initial survey in New Brunswick. Is that correct?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

We have included in our supplementary estimates the sum of $25,000. If the provincial government is in a position to turn over the area to us, then the money is available, once we know where we shall work, to make the initial surveys and to do the work I have mentioned.

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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

Is it necessary for the provincial government to pass an act in the local legislature?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I understand that they have passed an act which will enable them to take appropriate action.

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LIB
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

The hon. member may not be aware that the supplementary estimates were tabled this afternoon.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I do not think there will be any further supplementaries, but he will observe that there is in the supplementary estimates an item for historic sites and monuments. I think I can say that when it comes to the allocation of that vote, the citadel at Halifax will not be overlooked.

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CON

Douglas Gooderham Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

What is the amount of money to be expended on each of the three national parks in Ontario?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Does the hon. member mean out of this vote?

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CON
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

On Point Pelee park in lake Erie, $22,200; on the St. Lawrence islands, $3,500, and on the Georgian bay islands $4,000,

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CON

Douglas Gooderham Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

The Thirty Thousand islands district in Georgian bay is a very fine tourist centre, but those who live on those islands have much trouble in getting there on account of the difficulty of the channel. Tourists come there in great numbers from the United States as well as from Ontario, travelling by the boat from Midland. The difficulty is much greater at night. Would

it be possible to have the channel through those islands between Midland and Parry Sound, and up by Pointe au Baril, better buoyed? And if the channel were better lighted at night, many more people would be attracted to the islands.

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

The Department of Mines and Resources has nothing to do with the marking and lighting of channels. However, I shall be glad to bring my hon. friend's remarks to the attention of the Minister of Transport, whose department has charge of that work.

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CON

Douglas Gooderham Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

I thank the minister for that assurance. I understand that one of the buoys marking the channel to Penetang harbour was taken away last year. I do not think it would cost very much to place more of those light buoys in that channel.

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May 20, 1938