May 1, 1936

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

All right. Take item 357:

Extension of existing facilities-

Trenton, Ontario

Royal Canadian Air Force station-single officers' building

married airmen's quarters-married officers' quarters.

The total of the item is $430,000. Take the next one:

Ottawa, Ontario-Rockeliffe air station, Royal Canadian Air Force-men's barrack building, $160,000.

Take the next item, number 359:

St. Johns, P.Q.-Garage at permanent force barracks, $22,000: administration building,

Take the next one:

London, Ontario-Garage for Royal Canadian Army Service Corps vehicles at Wolseley barracks, $20,000.

Take item 364:

Esquimalt, B.C.-Joint service magazine, $125,000.

All these items are in exactly the same category as Calgary barracks. They never had any place in the estimates of 18l35 or in the Public Works Construction Act of 1934. They are new. We never heard of them at all until they came down in these estimates. That is a complete refutation of the argument which the right hon. gentleman just now advanced.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No. Take the item my right hon. friend quoted covering the extension of existing facilities at Trenton, Ontario, Royal Canadian Air Force station. My right hon. friend started these works at Trenton.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

These are National Defence projects already undertaken.

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

These are not undertaken; these are new.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

These are extensions of existing facilities.

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

But we did not undertake them.

The Late D'Arcy B. Plunkett

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

If these facilities were not existing and did not require an extension these items would not appear here at this time. These are in the nature of extensions to works already in existence. It might be said that this is in a way killing two birds with one stone, making necessary extensions and giving employment to those who need it.

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Item agreed to. Progress reported. At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Monday, May 4, 1936


May 1, 1936