Mr. WILSON (Wentworth) :
The reason why I think I am in order in bringing this matter before the committee is that application has been made by the Department of Public Works of Ontario to the federal Department of Railways for the approval of these highways. Let me repeat that in answer to my question with regard to what roads in the county of Wentworth had been approved as highways by the Dominion Government and what roads had been proposed by the Department of Public Works of Ontario, the Minister of Railways said:
The following roads have been approved of as highways by this department: Hamilton-Queenston highway, Hamilton-Brantford highway, Hamllton.Jarvis highway, Dundas street highway; and the following roads have been proposed by the Department of Public Works of Ontario: Hamilton-Queenston highway, Hamilton-Brantford highway, Hamilton-Jarvis highway, Hamilton-Chatsworth highway, Hamilton-Kitehener highway, Dundas street highway.
I submit that we are vitally interested in that matter because we are bound by the Canada Highways Act to pay forty per cent of the cost of the roads if they are approved. Therefore, I say that it is my duty and privilege to bring this matter before the House and the country.