I am opposed to- it at any time. I cannot see what advantage it would be. You have the Grand Trunk Railway, the Canada Atlantic and the Canadian Pacific Railway at present connecting with Georgian bay. If you have any freight to send to St. John or Halifax, you have competition to the fullest extent possible to Montreal, so that it will be of no advantage to the people or the Intercolonial Railway to have running powers over any other railway. These running powers can be of no use to the railway which has them unless for one object: that is as a lever in the making of freight arrangements with the road. We could have these running rights without any legislation whatever, for the General Railway Act gives the Railway Commission power to give running rights to one road over any part of another if it deems it necessary.
Subtopic: RIGHTS OYER CANADA ATLANTIC RAILWAY.