(Translation)*. Iif you were better acquainted with geography, you would know that -S'ayabec is not on the Transcontinental. If the hon. gentleman had a better knowledge of the country through which that railway runs, he would know that it can supply more sleepers than the whole line requires and .that there is no need of bringing them from elsewhere.
(Translation). From Har-.vey Junction to Cochrane.
IMr .BOULAY: (Translation). The hon. member is entirely wide of the mark. I referred to the section between Levis and Moncton while he refers to the section from Levis to Winnipeg: there is all the difference in the world.
Our operation of that road is criticized. As was stated a while ago, had we waited for the Grand Trunk Pacific to operate the line, we should be waiting yet. Such has been the cost of the line and there have been so many scandals in connection therewith the Grand Trunk Pacific would have nothing to do with it.
(Translation). My hon. friend's memory is rather defective if he fails to remember that the engineers Hodgins and Lumsden, both honest men, seeing they could not conscientiously approve of some contracts had to resign.
There was a man here assigned certain duties, and who did things which had to be investigated. We did investigate, not during the tenure of office of our Liberal friends-they always balked at any inquiry such as we asked-but since our advent to power it will be remembered that we held an inquiry over the construction of that railway and that we discovered that thousands and thousands of yards of sand had been paid for as rock excavation. That evidence is in the public records as well as in a Teport of the authorities brought down in this House.
taken a very wide range to-night, and the hon. .member for Rimouski should have at least an -equal right with other hon. members to discuss almost any item within the purview of the Railway Department.