Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):
Mr. Speaker, last night and this afternoon I listened with interest to the minister in his explanation of the purposes of this bill, and I also listened with great interest to the remarks made by the hon. member for Skeena (Mr. Applewhaite) who, I am sure, is pleased to see this additional development in his constituency.
We in this group support this bill, first of all because we recognize that it is the result of increased development and production in British Columbia. We are pleased to see this further extension of the Canadian National Railway system. We hope that this production and development in British Columbia and in Canada will make it easier still for this government to provide improved social welfare services to the people of Canada.