I am well acquainted with the locality where this wharf is being built, and it is only right that I should say to the House, that at Sorel we probably have the best harbour in Canada; a harbour which it would not be in the interests of the country to allow to remain unimproved. This wharf at Sorel will give facilities for shipping then- produce to the counties of Yam-aska. Vercheres, Chambley, St. Hyacinthe, Bagot, and several other counties in the valley of the Richelieu, which have an extent almost as large as the provinces of Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. For years and years the people of these counties have been anxiously waiting for this accommodation. Sorel is their natural harbour, and I appeal to every member of this House who knows anything about the locality, if this is not a desirable and useful work. The ex-Mttnister of Public Works (Hon. Mr. Tarte) rightly thought that Sorel was destined to be one of the great harbours on the River St. Lawrence, and he was enthusiastically in favour of the scheme.