The village of Ste. Croix is not a large town, but it is the chief place in the county. There are six or seven important merchants doing business there, ami a bank and the registry office is located at that point. Unless this accommodation is provided, all the products of farmers will have to go by the Intercolonial railway to Levis, at which point they will have to be transferred to the boat and then taken across the river to Quebec. Instead of doing that, when this wharf is constructed, the produce will be placed on the boat at Ste. Croix and go straight to Quebec, which is the market of the farmers of Lotbiniere. This service is now performed by two boats which call at St. Jean des Chaillons and carry the produce to Quebec. One of these boats goes every fifteen days to Montreal with cheese, butter, potatoes and other products intended for shipment to Europe. With regard to the old wharf, I would like to remind my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. R. L. Borden) that it was built only for the accommodation of sail boats. There is not a sufficient depth of water, and these sail boats could only go to this, wharf at high tide.
Subtopic: SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.