With respect to eastern local services across the strait of Canso, it may be that "1 am on the wrong item when I ask about this, but I wonder whether any department of government has given consideration to the reconstruction programme in connection with better transportation across the strait. It was a matter which, when I visited the locality a year ago, was most prominently in the minds of Cape Breton island people. Has some further move been made to build a bridge or provide some permanent means of transportation from Cape Breton
island to connect it with the mainland of Nova Scotia? Perhaps the minister will indicate whether the government has something in mind, because it seems to me that it is a pretty urgent project, one to which attention should be given as soon as war conditions will conveniently permit.