I do not believe that in the clause in the Act appropriating $500,000,000 there was any specific amount mentioned under the title that we now find in subsection (c) of section 2. I do not remember that last year we voted any amount of money for the promoting of trade and industry and transportation facilities therefor. This is entirely new, and if the term " transportation facilities " is not to be construed as meaning shipbuilding, I hardly see how we could be called upon to give to the Government the right to facilitate transport and expend any money for that purpose unless the items are brought down in the Estimates of some department. The Acting Prime Minister does not appear to know much more on the subject than I do. This is not for shipbuilding; it is not for the chartering of ships. The demobilization of our troops is covered by other sections, and this is not for carrying war materials back to this country. If it is not for the building of ships, how should we be called upon to vote any money for the payment of transportation of our goods or for bringing into Canada the goods we buy? I fail entirely to see any purpose which would commend itself to this Committee for which we would give to the Government a blanket authorization to spend any portion of the $350,000,000, if it does not come under the title of shipbuilding. I would, therefore,
suggest that the words " transportation facilities " be struck out.
Subtopic: WAR EXPENDITURE-$350,000,000 VOTE.