Mr. ROBERT GARDINER (Acadia):
desire to point out that this bill has just been distributed and we have had no opportunity of going into the provisions contained in the bill. When the matter was before the House yesterday afternoon very important questions were asked the minister upon which he did not care to express an opinion in a public way. Would it be agreeable to the minister to permit this legislation to go before the special railway committee in order that they might be able to go into the matter more fully and report to the House? There are many important matters of Which we have no knowledge. A very large sum of money is involved in the bill and furthermore there is a principle which we should recognise and we should see to it that we know what we are doing before we go any further.