May 31, 1939

LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

I am informed that this $200,000 is to supplement the votes for each province; in case we are short of an amount in any province we supplement it through this general vote which applies to the whole of Canada, while the other votes apply to the provinces.

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

Does this not cover those half dozen items that we have just dealt with, for instance Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia? I do not understand how the minister can be asking for $200,000 here when in item 304 there was over half a million dollars unexpended.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

The provincial votes, if I may so call them, those we have just passed, are very often found insufficient for the repairs and alterations required. In this $200,000 wTe provide a vote from which we can take amounts required to supplement any of the individual votes that have just been passed.

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LIB
CON
LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

No; it is for the whole country.

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Item agreed to. 4818 COMMONS Supply-Public Works-Architect's Branch Chief architect's branch. Generally. S12. Statue of the late Sir Arthur G. Doughty, to be erected in front of the dominion archives building (revote), $13,000.


CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Is the $13,000 the total

cost of the monument?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Yes, that is the total cost.

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CON
LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

No, it will take several months before it is ready.

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CON
LIB

Item agreed to. Chief engineer's branch. SH. Engineering, including salaries of engineers, clerks, et cetera, $532,725.


CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

When outside architects are asked to draw plans for public buildings, and they in turn provide their own engineers, do the plans then submitted to the department, that is the mechanical or engineering plans, have to receive the approval of the engineers of the department?

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I am going to ask later on, under another item, about a building concerning which I should be very much surprised if the engineers of the department have approved the mechanical plans.

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

It is my information and the policy of the department that plans which are prepared outside the department are approved by the officers of the department before we ask for tenders.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Then do the departmental engineers have to accept the mechanical plans prepared by the outside engineers?

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May 31, 1939