February 1, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

As an emergency matter I should like to ask the government a question, notice of which I have already sent to the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Cardin). It relates to the ice jam in the Niagara river. The question is: Will the government take up with the government of the United States and the governments of Ontario and New York state the question of erecting joint regulation works in this river to prevent the recurrence of the abnormal conditions which have recently arisen? The matter is an urgent one because the light and power and transportation of nearly the whole province of Ontario is threatened.
Also, has the minister any ice-breaking plants for use on lake Erie and the Niagara river from lake Erie to Chippawa and Niagara to Queenston similar to that used in the St. Lawrence river? As I say, I sent notice of this question to the minister, but I do not see him here.

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