It strikes me that whatever reason there may have been for giving the subsidy in the past there is no reason for giving it to-day. We are subsidizing a line to go to Annapolis and one to Halifax, two lines for the one character of trade. Then the Canadian Pacific railway has acquired this road, and I am satisfied that they will give as good a rate on fruit from Halifax, St. John or Annapolis as will be given by any steamship company or tramp steamer, and in addition to that they will give accommodation and storage for that fruit such as has not before been furnished.
Sir FREDERICK BORDEN- Then no one will ship by this line, and no subsidy will be paid.
Subtopic: J. A. FRASER, A.G.