Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).
If there is no arbitration it would be interesting to the House to know what there really is in regard to this matter. Is it merely the fact that the chief engineer has been so impressed by the difficulty of the situation that he has had to call to his assistance three other engineers ? The chief engineer of the Department of Railways is a man of great experience, a man who has never been afraid to deal with a question of this kind, in the past, as far as I know, and I find it difficult to believe that he has been so impressed by some difficulty in regard to this claim that he has called upon other engineers in the country to do work which he declares himself to be incapable of doing. If it is not that, what is it ? Has there been any reference of the claim, and if so what are the terms of the reference ? As to what has been done, we are entirely in the dark.
Subtopic: MAT 14. 1902