I do not rise to find fault with this vote, which I may say is a veTy necessary one. I would like, however, to call the attention of the minister to the very unsanitary condition of the present Truro station, and I shall not delay the House more than a minute or two because I feel sure it will be unnecessary to dwell on the matter at any great length. I have in my hand a clipping from a Truro paper which contains a statement signed by Dr. S. L. Walker, health officer of the town of Truro. It is stated in this newspaper that the report of the medical officer is to be forwarded to the Minister of Railways and myself but my copy has not reached me.
I will direct the attention of the minister to what Dr. Walker says in conclusion, and then I shall send him over the report so that he may read it. Dr. Walker says:
Taken as a whole the Truro railway station is a positive menace to the health of all who enter it for any purpose, and were it under the town's jurisdiction it could be condemned by the board of health.
I would like the minister to look into this matter and have a remedy applied with as little delay as possible.
I certainly agree with my hon. friend (Mr. Stanfield) that there appears to be a very undesirable condition of affairs at Truro station. The report to which my hon. friend refers was brought to my attention by himself but I have not yet received my copy. I can assure the hon. gentleman that I will give it attention. Of course we will get rid of all these things when we build the new station but in the meantime we will look into that report.