It is no surprise to me, after listening to the hon. gentleman, to find * out
exactly why Nova Scotia ends at Halifax. It is also not surprising that everything east of Halifax is back about fifty years in comparison with the rest of Canada. The hon. member makes the observation that he has heard this question of bridging the strait of Canso raised in this house for a number of years. I raised it two years ago, and it would be very handy to-day as a war measure. I think the hon. gentleman either misunderstood what I said or has attempted deliberately to put another construction on my words. He seldom speaks in the house until someone else bases an argument for him. I notice he is touchy when one begins to analyse Dominion Iron and Steel and Coal. Perhaps he is closer to them than I am.
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