Mr. JOSEPH THAUVETTE (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) (Translation):
Mr. Speaker, I
wish to put a question to the hon. Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau). I have received communications from Vaudreuil to the effect that a considerable flood has occurred along the Ottawa river in the parishes of St. Michel de Vaudreuil and Ste. Jeanne-de-Chantel, Perrot island. A large number of people have had to leave their homes, and farmer's flocks should be transferred elsewhere. I request the hon. Minister of Marine, to send, without further delay, engineers from his department to relieve the situation brought on by the accumulation of ice on the lake at Pointe Cascades. This flood is spreading and will be the cause of considerable losses in that district. I therefore beg the hon. minister to send engineers to that district without further delay.
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