Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Roselown-Biggar):
wish to direct a question to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. On Wednesday last, answers were tabled to a question I had asked about unemployment and public works. Part 3 of the question-it is reported at page 818 of Hansard-was as follows:
What is the estimated number of workers who could be employed on such projects within (a) one month; (b) six months; (c) one year?
The minister gave the estimated number who could be employed at the site itself as 17,000 skilled and unskilled workers in six months, and only 5,000 in one year. Since the second figure is so much smaller than the first, I should like to ask the minister if it was a typographical error, or if the government's program actually calls for fewer jobs in one year than in six months, which I cannot believe.
Subtopic: PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic: REFERENCE TO ANSWER TO QUESTION ON FEBRUARY 23