March 20, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Is it a fact that the building of the car ferry for Prince Edward Island has been let to the province of Quebec? I have a protest from Halifax stating that the wages in Quebec are much lower than in Halifax.
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): Speaking for the Minister of Railways, I can only say that the contract for the Prince Edward Island ferry was let to the lowest tenderer. My recollection is that it is the Davie Shipbuilding Company of Levis, Quebec, and, of course, the contract will contain the usual protective clauses with respect to labour.

Topic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FERRY
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