Only in . so far as the maximum amount to be paid is concerned; and I think it is right, in the interests of the Government to do so, because we say that the actual cost is not to exceed a certain amount. The statement is made to the
Government that there has been a very much larger amount than this expended on the road, and for that reason we say: We will limit the amount to this maximum. If, when the statements are put before the judge of the Exchequer Court, he is of the opinion that there has not been this amount expended on these Toads, then he has power to fix a lower price: That is the reason we limit the maximum.
Subtopic: QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY AND LOTBINIERE AND MEGANTIC RAILWAYS ACQUISITION OF BRANCH LINES.