No sentiment there. It was business, it was necessary to have the best conditions they could obtain in order to secure the business. Why should we shorten, straighten and improve the Intercolonial Railway? It is simply because we have set out with the purpose of securing trade for our own seaports, and if we are to secure that trade we must have the best obtainable conditions with regard to our lines of transportation. We must not have to go away around by the sea 120 miles further than a short line would take us; we must not have grades of 621 feet to the mile, but we must reduce tbe distance, reduce tlie grades, improve the efficiency of the road and secure'the necessary conditions so far as it is possible to do so, in order to get the trade that we aim to get. That is Why we dealt with the Intercolonial Railway. But the whole question is befogged by the course which the hon. gentleman (Hon. Mr. Blair) has pursued in talking about this line and that line, and about one line being 10 miles longer than it was represented to be, and about crossing so many gullies, and about this and that difficulty to overcome. We have got to overcome these difficulties; we are putting that road there for a specific purpose, and that purpose is to increase the _ capacity of the road, to reduce the cost of the transportation of the products of the west to our maritime seaports.