The hon. gentleman has no doubt seen his interviews published in the newspapers of this country, which some of the papers on his own side of politics have attacked, in which he states that this road is practicable and that the engineering difficulties are not serious. What more do we want when we have the authority of the best engineer in Canada ? When this road has the endorsation of the most experienced engineer, why shouldi we ask the opinion of minor engineers in reference to its location ? My hon. friend from East Grey (Mr. Sproule) has said that we are afraid to go to the country upon this issue of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. I do not think myself that we are going to the country very soon. But we could have gone to the country without the Grand Trunk Pacific Bill at all. It does not look like cowardice on our part to submit this Bill to parliament, when we could have gone to the country on the record of the best government we have ever had in the Dominion of Canada.
Subtopic: ROBERT MEIGHEN.