My hon. friend will see that however sanguine one is in regard to the efficacy of this measure, it niust be remembered that it is only a tenative one. It was begun last year with reference to railways alone, and has been continued with respect to railways alone, because of their special character. They stand on a different footing. I stated before and I repeat it now. that we hope public opinion will favour the extension of this principle beyond the present limited scone of railways, but I doubt if public opinion in Canada to-day is sufficiently prepared to say that we should pass even
what some lion, gentlemen call this weak measure and make it applicable generally throughout Canada to all sorts of industrial establishments.