May 26, 1944

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Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Well, yes, it gets security, which was indicated in the first instance. But I say now-

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Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I say now to the committee that I do not think the road would have been undertaken, in the light of conditions as they exist to-day.

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Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

This vote will complete the road to Kitwanga, and there is in the vote the amount necessary to maintain it during this season. There is the possibility that in the spring some bridges or culverts may go out. The road is new; we have to gain by experience. But the vote was intended to cover the completion of the road from Kitwanga to Prince Rupert, and to maintain it this season.

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Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

Apparently there are some sections which will not be finished. Which sections are they?

War Appropriation-Mines and Resources

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Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

The extension between

Kitwanga and Hazelton.

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Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

About twenty-three miles, I am informed. It is not up to the standard of the road from Kitwanga to Prince Rupert. There was a road there. The provincial government had spent money on a road at that point. Under certain weather conditions it is passable, so I am informed.

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Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

Surely that does'not make sense-for the government to take this attitude. Surely this plan does not make sense. I understand that the vote will complete the road, with the exception of a bit in the middle of it.

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Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

And several millions have been spent on it. Why not complete the road as quickly as possible? The minister has referred to supplies being moved to Prince Rupert. It was not only a question of supplies, and still is not. It is also a question of bringing troops up from reserve. While we are very glad that the menace is not nearly as great as it was before, yet Prince Rupert is the most exposed centre on Canada's Pacific coast, and nobody can tell what may yet happen. The Japanese fleet has not yet been destroyed.

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May 26, 1944