January 25, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Common excavation according to McDonald's tender would have cost 21 cents a yard, an excessively low price. It was estimated that there was an enormous quantity of it-6,313,682 yards-and at the rate of 21 cents a yard it cost $1,323,773. By O'Brien and Mullarkey's figures, which were four cents higher, or 25 cents a yard, it appeared to amount to $1,575,000. The result was that upon being figured out on the basis of the estimated quantities Mul-larkey was $177,849 behind.

Topic:   COMPARISON OF ESTIMATE AND RETURN.
Full View