In reply to that, may I offer this suggestion as it has been put to me? So far as both railway routes are concerned the territory between Ottawa and Montreal is much more densely populated than is the territory through which the Canadian National runs from Montreal to Quebec. It has also been put forward to me that the Canadian Pacific route from Montreal to Quebec does run through a thickly populated section while the Canadian National road does not. But between Ottawa and Montreal both railways run through fairly densely populated sections of the country. I point that out as it has been pointed out to me in explanation of the situation.