Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):
I am speaking from figures I have had analyzed myself. Had the Canadian National Railways reduced expenditures to the same extent that the Canadian Pacific Railway did, in the same period from 1930 to 1933, the Canadian National Railways would have made a saving of 845,000,000. The minister cannot get over the statement made by Mr. Hungerford, which I take to be correct, that there is no need for this equipment at this time, that he has surplus equipment for all normal
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requirements, and that in times of peak requirements he anticipates no difficulty whatever in meeting the situation in the customary way in which all railway lines on this continent meet peak requirements. I am still at a loss to understand this item.