Item agreed to.
Chief architect's branch.
Construction, repairs and improvements of public buildings.
Barry's Bay-public building (revote $4,200), $5,000.
Beaverton-public building (revote $12,000), $19,500.
Blind River-public building (revote $20,000), $25,000.
Brampton-public building-addition, $25,000.
Brighton-Public building (revote $13,100), $19,000.
Chapleau-public building, $20,000.
Cobden-public building (revote), $5,000.
Cornwall-public building-addition, $30,000.
Colborne-public building, $20,000.
public building (revote $13,500), $19,500.
Forest-public building (revote), $4,500.
Kapuskasing-public building (revote $25,000), $27,000.
Mattawa-public building, $21,000.
Millbrook-public building, $14,000.
Oshawa-public building (estimated cost $317,000), $100,000.
Ottawa - building for Supreme Court, $1,300,000.
Ottawa central heating plant-improvements and repairs, $21,000.
Ottawa-improvements to Confederation park, including compensation to the Ottawa Electric Railway Company, $295,000.
Ottawa-Parliament hill-walks and roadways, $6,000.
Ottawa-improvements to John St., $7,200.
post office (revote $325,000), $514,500.
Ottawa - Langevin block - improvements, $19,500.
Ottawa - National Research building-improvements and alterations, $11,500.
Oakville-public building (revote $20,000), $22,500.
Peterborough-public building (estimated cost $250,000), $100,000.
Port Hope-public building-addition and alterations, $5,000.
Ridgeway-public building, $15,000.
Schreiber-public building, $18,000.
South Porcupine-public building, $35,500.
Stirling-public building (revote $14,300), $17,500.
Sutton West-public building, $10,000.
Tara - public building (revote $12,250), $14,000.
Thessalon-public building, $20,000.
Tweed-public building (revote), $16,500.
Woodville-public building, $17,000.
Mr. MacNICOL; Referring to the item for the new supreme court building, I wish to say a word in reference to the heating and air conditioning. I have no doubt that the design of the building generally is very beautiful; from what we can see so far it
looks as if it is going to be a splendid addition to the public buildings of Ottawa. But looking over the specifications for the 'heating I find that notwithstanding that the hot water main which heats all these central buildings runs right under it, the new supreme court building is to be heated by another system. The engineer who laid out the first central heating plant for the government buildings was one of the eminent engineers of America, Mr. Melvern F. Thomas. He worked under two celebrated architects. He laid out what was designed to be the most economical heating system possible, which I believe it is. It is so efficient that this whole central building is heated for four months during the winter, without a dollar of cost, from exhaust steam which operates some of the equipment in the central boiler plant along the river, and which would otherwise go to waste. I do not know whether the engineers of the department have approved this proposed heating system; I intend to find out. I know from long experience that the department has a heating engineer of very high standing, whose name, I understand, is-