Hon. R. J. MANION (Fort William):
should like to ask the Prime Minister a question based upon a report in the Toronto Globe of Friday last, from which I shall quote one paragraph which explains the whole report. It is dated Windsor, February 14, and reads: That the time is ripe for the development of the St. Lawrence waterway, and that the power developed would pay for the entire cost of the project was the statement of the Hon. Charles Stewart, Minister of the Interior in the Dominion cabinet, at a meeting of the Border Cities chamber of commerce here thi3 afternoon.
I wish to ask if this is a statement of the policy of the government in regard to the St. Lawrence waterway.