Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):
Yesterday the hon. member for Queens (Mr. McLure) asked the following question, as reported on page 1093 of Hansard:
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works, or the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Were public tenders called for the alterations to Camp Hill hospital annex at Halifax, and if so, when, and what was the contractor's price?
Public tenders were called at the beginning of 1945, and were received on April 18, 1945. The following are the bids that were made:
E. G. M. Cape and Company Limited .... $1,934,921
Fundy Construction Company. Halifax ... 1,991,000
Nova Scotia Construction Company 2,133,600
Foundation Maritime Limited 2,192.837
On May 15 the contract was awarded to the lowest tenderer, E. G. M. Cape and Company Limited.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO QUESTION AS TO CONTRACT FOR ALTERATIONS TO ANNEX