In reply to the hon. member for Queens and the hon. member for Cumberland I am pleased to state that the contract for the building of a most up-to-date modern car ferry to run between Cape Tormentine in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island was signed on the last day of March, 1944. The contractor proceeded immediately to get together the material which would enter into the construction of the ferry. I was informed by the contractor a couple of weeks ago that the work was proceeding according to schedule; that he has been successful in getting the steel plates in sufficient quantity
and at the proper time to get the hull together in schedule time. I am pleased to say that the engines which will go into this complicated construction will be manufactured in Canada. The subcontractors for the engines have reported that their manufacture is progressing on schedule. So far nothing has been brought'to our attention that would delay the completion of the ship by the end of October, 1945, according to the contract.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT