In granting subsidies to steamship lines between Canada and other countries the most serious consideration should be given to the character of the products interchanged. If the products coming from these countries to Canada are such as would come into direct competition with the products of our own people, the question of the cost of production in these other countries, the rate of wages paid, &e., should be most carefully looked into. *>
Subtopic: J. A. FRASER, A.G.