The hon. gentleman practically said it. I have nothing against the Canadian Pacific Railway, but the settlers in the west have been suffering for years. The hon. gentleman says that this road was built for our benefit. But, we know it was built for the purpose of connecting British Columbia with this country in order to carry out the terms of confederation, and a great portion of our land was handed over to this company and exempted from taxation. Its terminals, rolling stock, &c., are exempt for ever from taxation, and by this very wise contract made with them, they are permitted to tax us just as much as they please in the way of railway freight. They charge us three times more than they have the right to do, and because we get up and protest, we are told that we are traducing this company. I do not look at it in that way at all. We are only doing our duty to the people in pointing out these discriminations and overcharges in connection with freight rates, and in showing that they charge twice as much west of Lake Superior as they do east.
Subtopic: CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY.