Will my hon. friend pardon me a moment? I think he will ' agree with me that it was quite right that I should answer the hon. member for Westminister, but it does not seem to me that it is in order for another hon. gentleman to rise in his place and start in with a general discussion of the circumstances and the local conditions in the province of British Columbia. Of course, my hon. friend might and probably will refer pretty fully to British Columbia when we reach the British Columbia items; but on an item for the improvement of the Richelieu river, it seems to me that the hon. gentleman is hardly in order in giving us a long speech on the municipal and local conditions of British Columbia, its snow-capped mountains and beautiful valleys, with all of which we are very familiar. On another occasion I would be delighted to hear the hon. gentleman, but it seems to me that we should confine ourselves to the item under consideration.
Subtopic: SUPPLY-EXPORT OF HORSES FROM ONTARIO.