Mr. MACKIE (Renfrew) :
Undoubtedly my hon. friend's constituents find Portage du Fort as conveniently situated in respect to Renfrew as Desjardinsville is to Pembroke. The hon. gentleman refers, I may say, to the liquor traffic. The Petawawa wharf was constructed by Mr. Moffatt and it proved to be of faulty design; the large river drives could not pass under it and very extensive alterations had to be made. In the provision for reconstruction this also will be included. The traffic on this wharf is very considerable, but to-day there is a fence across it which prevents the passing of any traffic. A good deal has been said about the post office clock, and I would like to make a brief reference to it while I am on this subject. We had a splendid clock suspended from our post office building, but in 1914 and 1915 it was frequently so heavily laden with recruiting signs that finally it tumbled down. The department offered to replace it at once but I asked them not to replace it until peace was declared. In due course the matter was taken up and I asked the department instead of installing a suspended clock to go about $1,200 or $1,500 further
5 a.m. and give us a tower there. I wish also to make a comparison between the Arnprior wharf and the wharf in North Renfrew. The Arnprior wharf structure cost $35,000, and as the hon. member for South Renfrew knows, not a passenger boat lands at that wharf. In fact, on the lake they have only one ferry and it is miles removed from Arnprior. They have a solitary tow-boat which last year was tied up to the wharf in North Renfrew for six Saturday and Sunday nights during the season. Now, we ask for repairs to that wharf in order to restore the necessary facilities.' There are other matters which I would like to deal with, Mr. Chairman, but the hour is late so I shall not proceed further at this time.
Telegraph and telephone lines-Quebec county-telephone lines-general repairs, $3,000.
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