Yes, it will be accurate. I know the place very well and the necessity exists for this work. It is not in my own riding, it is in the fair county of Inverness which is part of Cape Breton Island. My hon. friend will easily find out, as far as coal is concerned, that the northern coast of the county of Inverness from Port Hood to Cheti-camp, about fifty miles, is one solid mass of coal, as yet undeveloped, and we have no railway there-for which I am sure my hon. friend will be sorry-except for a distance of thirty-five miles from Canso down to the town of Inverness. The rest of the coast, covering about twenty-five miles, has no railway at all. The mine in question, although not large, is shipping considerable coal to Prince Edward Island, the distance from Chimney Corner to that market being comparatively short-some thirty miles. The development that is now going on at Chimney Comer is small because there is no harbour. This breakwater is to serve the purpose of a harbour. When the breakwater is extended there will be shelter for vessels coming, in there, and I can assure my hon. friend that, for the protection of the fishermen and the people generally who have to do business at that place, fishing and mining, the extension of this breakwater is most important.
Topic: "QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS"
Subtopic: PUBLIC WORKS-HARBOURS AND RIVERS