Mr. C. E. BOTHWELL (Swift Current):
Mr. Speaker, in one respect only I wish to answer the remarks of the hon. member (Mr. Nicholson) who immediately preceded me. He referred to a three-day flight over Hudson bay as a result of which one port was discarded and another chosen. I think hon. members, of the house should know that when Mr. Palmer, possibly one of the best harbour engineers in the world, went up into that country in company with the former Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Dunning) and surveyed the situation, he went into the matter in considerable detail. No exception has been taken to the judgment formed at that time as to which was the proper port. The decision at which they arrived has been endorsed by the present Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Manion). Either during this session or during the special session he made a statement to the effect that he thought the change made was a good one.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE