June 1, 1939


Item agreed to. Chief engineer's branch. Construction repairs and improvement of harbours and rivers. 5Ji-i. Ontario. Batchawana-wharf, $5,700. . Big Bay, North Keppel-addition to pier, $3,900. . , . Burlington Channel-reconstruction ot pier, ^ Callander-wharf extension (revote), $16,000. Cobourg-maintenance dredging, $18,400. Drainage schemes, $100,000. Foleyet-wharf, $3,200. Fort Frances-wharf, $7,000. Fort William-dredging (revote $7,000), $49,500. , , , . , Fort William (Chippewa park)-breakwater and improvements to wharf, $27,300. Goderich-harbour improvements (revote $11,000), $65,000. Grand River-contribution to improvements (revote $262,500), $318,375. Hamilton-harbour improvements (revote



Jackfish-wharf-to complete, $6,100. Kakawong-harbour improvements, $8,800. Kenora-(Laurenson's creek) retaining wall, $20,000. Kincardine-harbour improvements (revote), $18,000. Kingston-mooring wharf-(revote $24,500), $36,800. Kingston, R.M.C.-reclamation from Navy Bay, $40,000. Lake St. Francis-protection work, $10,000. Leamington-harbour improvements (revote $66,000), $135,000. Lion's Head-improvements to harbour, $5,300. Little River-harbour improvements, $10,000. Meaford-reconstruction of harbour works, $27,200. Midland-harbour improvements, $22,600. Midland-monument channel dredging (revote), $3,900. Nation River-dredging-the provincial government to contribute (revote), $43,000. Oshawa-harbour improvements, $88,000. Ottawa-Rideau river - reconstruction of walls, $13,900. Overbrook-contribution towards improvements, the provincial government to contribute a like amount, $5,000. Parry Sound (Seven Mile Narrows)-dredging, $12,700. Pefferlaiv River-channel protection and dredging, $21,000. Pelee Island-north wharf extension, $6,000. Penetanguishene-wharf, $2,400. Picnic Island-dredging west entrance to Little Current channel (estimated cost $105,000), $50,000. Port Arthur-harbour improvements, $250,000. Port Arthur-harbour improvements (to complete contract), $3,063. Port Hope-harbour repairs and improvements (revote $28,000), $36,000. Port Perry-improvements, $15,000. Port Stanley-harbour repairs and improvements (revote $30,000), $61,200. Presqu'ile Point-wharf and dredging (revote $24,000), $25,600. Rondeau (Erieau)-warehouse, $8,600. Sarnia-harbour improvements, $7,500. Saugeen river-wharf extension, $20,000. Sault Ste. Marie-dredging, $34,000. Sombra-wharf, $17,300. South Baymouth-dredging, $20,000. Stoney Point-wharf and dredging, $10,000. Sydenham River (Chenal Ecarte)-dredging, $31,000. Tecumseh-to complete dredging, $2,125. Thames River mouth-dredging (revote), $5,600. , Thornbury-wharf reconstruction (revote $5,200), $5,500. Toronto-maintenance of eastern channel, $15,000. . A ,Toronto - harbour improvements (revote $255,000), $350,000. , „ , Victoria Harbour-removal of cribs and piles, $4,200. Whitby-harbour improvements, $17,400. 4854 COMMONS Supply-Public Works-Harbours and Rivers


LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. McIVOR:

There are two items in this vote for which we in Fort William are grateful, the dredging item and the breakwater and improvements to the wharf at Chippewa park. These works are absolutely necessary, and if the department spend all their money as honestly as upon these works they can certainly hold their heads up. I rose particularly to say that because of the late fall and the thin ice the district engineer could not get his staff on the river early. Then came a very heavy snowfall and the soundings could not be taken in time to get an item included in this vote, but I saw the report and it is essential that more dredging be done. I have been around the harbour several times and I know the value of shipping to the life of the city of Fort William. If the minister can provide another item we shall thank him a second time.

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Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

I do not propose to deal with the smaller items in this vote but I think we ought to have information on the larger ones, particularly one as large as $300,000 for harbour improvements at Hamilton.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

This amount is to provide for the following improvements in the Hamilton harbour, which have been urged by the Hamilton harbour commission: To complete the contract with the Russell Construction Company for the construction of the west face of the James street slip and dredging, $3,300; reconstruction of the west face of the Wellington street slip, $116,000; towards completion of the terminal wharf of the Hamilton harbour commission, $180,000. These amounts, in round figures, make up the total of $300,000.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I should like some information on the item of $16,000 for a wharf extension at Callander on lake Nipissing; also what does the item of $100,000 for drainage schemes cover?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

The item for the wharf extension at Callander is a revote. It is required for the contract with the Richardson Construction Company, awarded for the construction of an extension to this wharf. The existing wharf does not provide sufficient shelter or accommodation for the increasing boat traffic on lake Nipissing at Callander, which is largely due to the tremendous tourist traffic attracted by the Dionne quintuplets.

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John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Boatloads of people will go to see them, and they are worth it.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Yes. The work has been requested by the member for the constituency, by the Armstrong Towing Company, Limited, John D. Smith and Sons, the Canadian

Timber Company, the municipality of Hims-worth North, and Mr. George K. Morrison. The work is under contract.

The item for drainage schemes is similar to the vote provided for Quebec province. It is to help drain, in conjunction with the provincial government, certain lands in Ontario.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

What about the wharf at Foleyet? I am glad to know there is a wharf at Foleyet.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

This small wharf is needed to handle lumber and other shipments and supplies for cottages, as well as to provide a landing base for aeroplanes which land in Ivanhoe lake. At present all freight has to be unloaded at the end of the road, carried across the breach, loaded in small boats, and then handled in large launches or planes. The Pine Land Timber Company own and operate a saw mill at Foleyet, which employs during the summer 160 men. There is in addition considerable activity in the locality. There are sixteen summer cottages on the lake, with no wharf of any kind.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I suppose the hon. member for Parry Sound, to whom the minister referred a moment or two ago, has been one of those asking for the wharf at Callander. The minister could not possibly resist his plea and had to put that item in.

I should like some information as to the item for contribution to improvements to the Grand river. That contribution has not yet been made, but it may be required during the summer because there is considerable difficulty on the Grand river from a sanitary point of view. I am told that the sewage effluent from Kitchener, Galt and neighbouring villages is approximately fifteen cubic feet per second, and in the summer the flow of the river south of Galt is often as low as fifty cubic feet per second. When the sewage effluent enters the river, conditions are wholly unsatisfactory for almost any purpose south of Galt. I am glad the item has been included; this work is required. .

Then there is an item of $21,000 for channel protection and dredging at Pefferlaw river. What is that for?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

It is to provide for the dredging of the channel at the mouth of the Pefferlaw river and the construction of pile and timber protection work to maintain the channel when dredged. The river is four and a half miles long and navigable for three miles inland from its mouth to the town of

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Pefferlaw. The work is requested by the citizens of Pefferlaw and Georgina township to enable fishing boats and other craft to reach Pefferlaw. In addition to accommoda-ing these boats the proposed work will make Pefferlaw a harbour of refuge for small craft during storms. The nearest harbours now available are Beaverton and Black River, seven and nine miles away respectively. The present summer population of about 2,500 is expected to be greatly increased when improved harbour facilities are provided. The dredging will amount to $12,425, and the revetment walls will cost $8,000.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I know the district very well. It is perhaps just another case where the minister could not very well resist. The hon. member for York North must have something spent up in that part of his riding, although after this river is dredged out it will fill up again next spring. It is just a small muddy river, used by nothing but small pleasure boats. No doubt the dredging and deepening will benefit them.

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Abraham Albert Heaps

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. HEAPS:

How many boats go there?

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Outboard motor and other boats go in there. It runs into the south end of lake Simcoe. I know the district well. All I can do, I suppose, is to congratulate the hon. member for York North on having $21,000 spent-

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

I will not even say

"wasted"; he has got that amount of money to be spent in his constituency. As I said yesterday, the minister deserves everybody's sympathy. His is a spending department. He would almost need a machine gun at his door to keep the 180 members behind him from demanding this and that and everything else.

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June 1, 1939