May 31, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

A return that was brought down for me a short time ago gave the estimated cost to complete as $3,360,000. We know that the justice building, which is completed, cost $1,365,811.37, and it is a great deal larger than the supreme court building. What is the reason for the big difference in the cost. I was in a committee not long ago where one hon. gentleman opposite made the statement that we were erecting a building costing $5,000,000 to house five men. I do not agree with him. We are putting up a building which will cost $3,360,000 to house seven men. I should like to know the reason for the difference in the cost between the justice building and the supreme court building.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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