Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):
Mr. Speaker, I am happy to announce that at the request of the city of Windsor the federal government and the province of Ontario have agreed to undertake jointly a rental housing project in Windsor, pursuant to section 36 of the National Housing Act.
The project is in the final planning stages at the present time and will consist of approximately 200 three and four bedroom row housing rental units. This development is the fourth federal-provincial project in' the city; the previous projects produced 325 residential lots on which two rental housing projects have been constructed, producing 421 rental housing units. The cost of the project will be approximately $2,401,000, which will be shared 75 per cent by the federal government and 25 per cent by the province, or by the province and the municipality.
Tenders are expected to be called February 3 and work on the project will commence toward the end of the month. The project will provide immediate employment for about 100 construction workers, and as the units progress this figure is expected to rise to about 300.