Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):
Yesterday the hon. member for Notre Dame de Grace (Mr. Hamilton) asked if I could inform the house when construction is expected to begin on the Nuns' island bridge in the Nlontreal area.
I have made inquiries of the national harbours board and it is not possible to specify the date when construction is expected to begin but the board advises that the surveys and the preparation of plans have reached a point which will permit tenders to be called this spring for the first stage of the construction of the bridge.
Subtopic: NUNS' ISLAND-STATEMENT ON COMMENCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION