June 25, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

Julian Harcourt Ferguson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ferguson:

For years this dam project has been discussed by political dam builders prior to elections, and they are always positive that it will start some time in the very near future, or shortly after the election. We have heard it discussed. As a Canadian and a resident of Ontario who knows a little about Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia, and being desirous of seeing Canada built up on a good solid foundation, I would advocate that as soon as possible really expert men who know what they are talking about take hold of this problem in a businesslike manner. Fire those who are not competent; obtain expert advice and proceed with the project, or tell us why it should not be gone ahead with at once. If it will benefit Saskatchewan it will benefit Canada as a whole, and the sooner we reap those benefits the better. Let us stop making a political football of it and go ahead with the job if it will benefit the whole country.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT OF ACT TO PROVIDE FOR APPOINTMENT AND SUPERANNUATION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, ETC.
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