With the minister's permission I will give the particulars so they will appear on Hansard and my constituents will know that I have kept them in mind.
I have asked for a wharf at Hoods point and Cowans Point on Bowen Island. Boats arrive at these points every day but no accommodation is made for them. They are forced to unload their cargoes of freight and passengers by means of rowboats. A great many people spend their summer on this island and they are forced to come ashore in rowboats. These wharfs have been promised but nothing has been done as yet.
A wharf is needed at Alert Bay. There is a private wharf at this point but no government wharf and the people are forced to pay wharfage charges.
Repairs are needed to the wharf at Roy. This is a very small matter but it is very urgent.
A float is needed at Donley's landing; this is a small matter but it is particularly urgent because a boat calls there nearly every day. A large amount of fish is shipped to Vancouver and general merchandise from Vancouver to Donley's landing and this construction would cost only about two thousand dollars.
A float is needed also at Refuge cove, and another at Lund. All these items would nor total more than $15,000, but if I could have got half that amount or perhaps two or three thousand dollars, then I might have kept quiet. I want to thank the hon. minister for his suggestion that perhaps later on some ot these items may be included in the supplementary estimates.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS