April 10, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING:

I think if this building is going to cost $1,000,000, before
we go on with it the minister should come back to parliament and inform us. I think the request that we should know what a building is going to cost before we enter upon its construction is a reasonable one. I have been impressed with the representations as to the urgent need of the building, and if we are going to do anything this appropriation of S150,000 is not too much to make a beginning. If the minister finds on investigation that the building is going to cost about $1,000,000, I think he should not go on with it, but that he should stop operations, and come back and lay his plans before the House. Subject to that, I think the appropriation might properly pass.

Topic:   SUPPLY-DISMISSAL OF JOHN J. HAYES FROM POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS-OTTAWA PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
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