Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).
A railway company for example, does not go to the Governor in Council in order to have their rates approved before they finance their scheme. In all these cases you may trust to the Governor in Council being reasonable, that they will not arbitrarily change these rates from year to year. Any railway company is in the same position with regard to fixing its rates. I think the suggestion of my hon. friend (Mr. Sproule) is reasonable. It may not be in the power of the Governor in Council ever to touch these tolls again, and I think they should have power to change them when they think circumstances require it. It may be that the tolls twenty-five years from now should be very much less than they are now. The Governor in Council must have the right to interfere. My hon. friend says the Governor in Council has the right to interfere as to railways ; should he not have the same right in respect to these tolls ?
Subtopic: STRAIT OF CANSO BRIDGE COMPANY.