There is no question about the fact that A. and R. Loggie have been paid thousands of dollars for dredging for the benefit of the Dalhousie Lumber Oompany. I was at Dalhousie last summer myself and saw the Loggie dredge at work dredging out and making more valuable the property of the Dalhousie Lumber Company, and that work is being paid for, although it is entirely for the benefit of the Dalhousie Lumber Company, out of the public treasury. It is a matter that members of this House have a right to protest against. There is no doubt that much of this same thing has been going on all over the country. Item after item, involving thousands of dollars, is being asked and appropriated by this parliament year after year for the building up of private property. That is a fact in reference to the work at Dalhousie. It is true that the minister has spoken of the basin at Dalhousie that lies beyond the lines of the company's property but the major part of the dredging which was done last year was done right at the wharf of the Dalhousie Lumber Company. Perhaos when
the dredging items come up we can get some further information in reference to this matter, and discuss it more fully. I do not think that this House should be asked year after year to appropriate large sums for the benefit of private corporations. There are hundreds of places throughout this country where public money is being spent in this way while hundreds of other communities are crying out in vain for appropriations which are urgently required in the public interest.