Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):
Before proceeding with the
orders of the day I wish to ask the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Elliott), pursuant to notice I gave him as to whether or not an article is correct which appeared1 in this morning's issue of the Ottawa Journal from the Canadian Press staff correspondent at Washington indicating that Canada was to be given the right to use American channels in cutting a waterway which will enable vessels of considerable draught to proceed from lake Ontario to Prescott. I would also ask whether or not in the event of it being correct the whole cost is to be borne by Canada.