June 12, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Edward Mortimer Macdonald



The minister will remember a discussion in regard to improving the railway in the east of Nova Scotia and the proposition with reference to the construction of a bridge in Pictou harbour in order to shorten the distance. The Supplementary Estimates contain no provision for that work. The engineers' reports which were brought down and which formed the basis of the previous discussion disclose the fact that the present bridge across the harbour is not in a safe condition. I have just returned from my county and locally there are very great fears as to the condition of the bridges between Pictou and Stellarton. What is proposed to be done with regard to that situation?
-Mr. REID: The last time I spoke with General Manager Gutelius with reference to that diversion of the road I understood they were trying to get the surveys completed and the soundings made with a view to proceeding with the work at the earliest possible moment.

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