Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to advise the house that contracts were awarded on January 8 by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation covering the construction of 160 housing units and related services at Camp Borden, Ontario, the details of which are as follows: A contract for 160 housing units awarded to Grisenthwaite Construction Company Limited of Hamilton for a price of $1,563,176, and to Swansea Construction Company Limited of Toronto a contract in the sum of $171,062.64 for sewer and water services and roads.
In accordance with the government's wish to undertake as much work as possible during the winter months, these contracts have been awarded on the understanding that the work will begin as soon as possible. To this end it is planned that work will start about January 20. It is contemplated that as the work proceeds the labour force required will reach a peak of from 250 to 300 men employed directly on the site. The number of men indirectly employed in the supply of material and equipment will, of course, greatly exceed the number directly employed.
Subtopic: CAMP BORDEN
Sub-subtopic: STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO NEW CONTRACTS AWARDED