Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):
Mr. Speaker, on Friday the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) asked a similar question about the Fort Rouge shop. I am informed by the management of Canadian National Railways that fire destroyed one building, the main freight car shop. The wood mill, power plant and other ancillary buildings were not destroyed. Plans are under study as to the handling of the work formerly produced by the shop and almost all of the employees involved have been absorbed in the Fort Rouge or Transcona areas and the remainder will be placed shortly. While the management has no plans to rebuild the facility at the present location it is the intention to continue general repairs to freight cars in
the Winnipeg area. I think that answers the questions asked just a moment ago.
Subtopic: FORT ROUGE, WINNIPEG INQUIRY AS TO REBUILDING OF CAR SHOP