Hon. Mr. BLAIR.
amply competent to deal with ; and they will, I think, assure the public against offence in the future. The hon. member for East York (Mr. Maclean) almost suggests to my mind the case of an individual who has been crying out for a long time for a railway commission ; then he gets it, and, after he gets it, he enters upon a close scrutiny of the Bill to see if there is some little point that might be put into it which is not there; and, after having made patient search, he finds at last that, broad and comprehensive as this Bill is, there is one thing that it does not comprehend-it does not give the commission power over all express companies ; and the moment my hon. friend discovers that, he begins to preach that this Bill is no good. That is the one thing he is particularly anxious to have in it; there is nothing else that measures in value to that feature ; and because that is not in the Bill, he is going to give it no particular show. The hon. gentleman is running away with the idea that express companies will be allowed to run riot under cover of the railways, in handling express business. That is not permissible under the Bill. If the hon. memi-ber had listened to what I said a while ago, he would have heard from me that this Bill assumes control of the railways, and the railways could not put freight in the hands of express companies, and allow them under the cover of the railway to make all sorts of extravagant demands. In regard to the tolls that are to be paid to a railway company by an express company out of its earnings, they will be subject to the control of the commission.