Mr. F. D. MONK (Jacques Cartier).
Before the Orders of the Day are proceeded with, I would like to call the attention of the government, and particularly of the Minister of Railways, to a matter of some urgency ; I refer to the construction of a bridge over the canal at Cote St. Paul. The sub-struc-Mr. McCarthy.
ture has been Executed properly and with due celerity, 7>ut there is an inexcusable delay in the placing of the ironwork, the superstructure and the completion of the bridge. This is causing great inconvenience to Cote St. Paul and to the whole of that neighbourhood where there is considerable traffic, particularly at this time of the year. It is a matter of notoriety that iron works are always the delaying elements in the execution of contracts of that kind, but I am perfectly certain that if the Minister of Railways and Canals would bring some pressure to bear upon the contractor the work will be terminated without delay, because I believe that most of the iron work is ready and has simply to be brought there and put in place after which the work of finishing the bridge will be very short indeed. There is great interruption to traffic on account of this delay, people cannot cross the canal even on foot except with some danger by passing over the gates, and I would therefore ask the Department of Railways and Canals to bring some pressure to bear upon the contractors in order that the work may be terminated at once.