I wish to make a brief contribution to the harmony, indeed the unanimity, that has prevailed among lion, members opposite on the subject of bridges by interjecting another bridge which I wish to call
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to the attention of the minister. On the same highway on which this Ceepee bridge is to be constructed, there is another nec^p-sary link, a bridge over the North Saskatchewan river at the northern part of the city of Edmonton. We have no ferry there as my hon. friend who represents North Battle-ford (Mr. McIntosh) has at the site of the proposed bridge in his constituency, and people taking that highway, coming from Lloydminster and Saskatoon and, I suppose, going through North Battleford, when they come to the bank of the North Saskatchewan opposite Edmonton have to make a detour of fifteen miles or perhaps more in order to get back on that highway. I would urge upon the minister consideration of the possibility of utilizing an amount from this vote for the purpose of completing the good work which he proposes to commence at Ceepee, by putting up another bridge over the North Saskatchewan river at Edmonton.
May I, while I am on my feet, remind my hon. friends opposite that this particular item of the vote demonstrates what they are so loath to admit, namely, the broad mindedness and lack of political partisanship of the present government in respect of relief; for whereas the hon. member for North Battle-ford is able to get a bridge at Ceepee, I have so far failed to get a bridge in my constituency of East Edmonton over the North Saskatchewan.
Topic: PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic: WORKS, UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAIDWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT