Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I have a clipping from the
Vancouver Sun which I should like to draw to the attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Cardin). It has reference to a proposal for the construction of a very extensive dam and locks across the second narrows of Vancouver harbour, to replace the bridge which was damaged about a week ago. The press despatch says:
Plans for Causeway Prepared.
Dominion Has Data for Second Narrows Improvement.
Revelation that the Dominion government has prepared plans for a dam, locks and causeway over the second narrows to replace the present bridge was made yesterday by Alderman H. C. E. Anderson, of North Vancouver, chairman of the municipal ferries committee.
"I myself have seen these plans," Mr. Anderson stated. "I agree that it is the part of the Dominion government to provide safe and permanent means for the linking of the north shore municipalities and Vancouver. It is a necessary highway."
Will the minister indicate if those plans have been prepared and state the intention of the government with respect to the matter?
Bon. PIERRE J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries): I have no definite information on the subject. My view is that it comes rather under the Department of Public Works.
Subtopic: PROPOSED DAM, LOCKS AND CAUSEWAY ACROSS SECOND NARROWS