Mr. Brown (Essex West):
I would prefer that they divert the highway through the city of Windsor, but I am really not asking for it at the moment. I said "at the moment"; it might be that a little later I would ask for it. However the senior member for Halifax (Mr. Isnor) has brought up the point. I think
it might be well if the provincial government were to proceed at once with the building of a four-lane highway. Perhaps I should not use the word "building", because they already have the plans. However, they might well proceed with the building, for which they have the plans, of a four-lane highway from Windsor, to connect with the trans-Canada highway. Not only would it provide easy access to the trans-Canada highway, but it would bring in many more American dollars so badly needed in this country.
In 1949 alone, from January to August 1,295,549 motorcars passed through the port of Windsor. When one considers that in each motorcar there are several passengers, and that each tourist spends a considerable sum of American dollars, it must be agreed that this is a great contribution to our national economy. For these reasons I most heartily support the trans-Canada highway.