I should like to know why some of these are not included. This bill has the appearance of forcing the carriage of package freight by rail rather than by water on the great lakes.
In conclusion, there is one other point I should like to mention. For years we have been pressing for the completion of the trans-Canada highway, but the remarks of the minister when introducing this bill the other day would lead me to fear that there is not much possibility of the present government completing the road. I do not know whether my conclusion is just, but that is the way it looks to me. I suggest to the minister that the completion of this highway would not hurt the railways. It would provide a means for Canadians to travel through their own country; at the present time thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Canadians are forced to travel through the United States; in addition it would mean a greatly increased revenue from the tourist industry, and I believe it would actually be one way of helping to solve our transportation problems.