May 8, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

As regards the first item, for Guysboro public building, this amount is required for alterations and improvements to the postal facilities in the public building there, requested by Mr. Underwood, chief superintendent of post office services.
The second item is for repairs and improvements in the Halifax customs building, asked by the commissioner of customs. Whether these items should have been in the main estimates or in these supplementary estimates is a matter of opinion, but I suppose that on a number of the - items designated "other projects" the information was not complete in the department when the main estimates were prepared. There is no doubt
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that a certain number of items which we shall find on going through the list could very properly have been included in the main estimates, but at the time we had not all the details necessary.

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