Mr. WM. ROCHE (Halifax).
and that is the cause of the falling which was reprobated by the member for Montreal, to endeavour to secure markets and also to endeavour to obtain services through all these islands. Although the speed of the ships may not be very great, they are adapted to the carriage of the articles. If you have boats of high speed you run extreme risk, and also the increase in the carriage of freight is material. The next desideratum is to have the nearest port of shipment, and we all know that Halifax is the nearest point in Canada to any other part of the world.