March 16, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

Hugh Guthrie (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Militia and Defence)

Unionist

Mr. GUTHRIE:

No, there is no specific item in the Estimates of the Department of Militia and Defence, nor in the general Estimates for the upkeep of these walls. Any repairs that have been made from time to time have been defrayed out of a vote for the department under the heading of "Engineers' Services". But as time goes on more extensive repairs will be needed.
I have asked the officers of the department to prepare a scheme and as nearly as possible to estimate the annual cost of the upkeep of this property. As soon as that is available I shall lay it before the House, and then I think the time will have come for some definite action to be taken in regard to these ancient walls and fortifications.

Topic:   FORTIFICATIONS OF QUEBEC CITY
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