Hon. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (Minister of Public Works):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis) inquired as to the intentions of the government concerning new wharfage facilities at North Sydney. Llis question was based on a telegram he had just received. The hon. member for Cape Breton North-Victoria (Mr. MacLean) had received a similar telegram at the same time, and handed me a copy of it so that I might make an investigation.
I understand that at North Sydney the government has two wharves, one of which was completed last year at a cost of $500,000. Any new project contemplated for North Sydney would be part of the post-war reconstruction programme; and if the government decided to build a new wharf, an item would appear in the estimates.
Subtopic: PUBLIC WORKS
Sub-subtopic: WHARF FACILITIES AT NORTH SYDNEY, N.S.