I do not anticipate that the abolition of bounties will change the fact that steel will be produced in Canada, and if we are capable of producing it for ship-building purposes no doubt those ships will be built. I do not think the stopping of bounties would prevent the use of our steel in ship-building. Some gentlemen in the trade have said that- if the bounties are abolished they will set forth claims for something substantial .in the way of duty. They will probably do so, but what will be the result is not for me to say at present.
Subtopic: BOUNTIES ON IRON AND STEEL. -