The National Transcontinental railway is getting down into the valley of the St. Charles, and, if I remember correctly, one of the reasons for this increased development in the St. Charles is to make it an ocean port for the Transcontinental road instead of having the docks along between Cap Rouge and Champlain market.
separate and distinct work in itself. It is for the development of the river for the advantage of Quebec in providing additional accommodation. The harbour is very short and limited, and it is necessary to develop the St. Charles river in order to give additional space for the number of ships coming in.
Is it not nevertheless true that this important work is more costly as they expect to take care of the ocean traffic of the Grand Trunk Pacific at that point rather than in the neighbourhood of the Champlain market?
If I remember correctly certain land was purchased, but I think that under the new scheme there was a proposition to take care of part of the traffic in the St. Charles river rather than at the Champlain market.