He is not in a position to tell us the amount of freight carried by the rival railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway. These are matters that an up-to-date minister, such as we have, should know. He is not able to tell us what equipment the Intercolonial requires. How is the committee to judge what amount of money should be voted, if the minister, who is substituted for another minister who was not found to be efficient, cannot tell us the first conditions which should be the basis on which we can vote this money.
Subtopic: JL 1 CUIAIUBH.