Mr. H. H. McLEAN.
1 was only endeavouring to answer the remarks made by the hon. member for St. John (Mr. Daniel). I am glad to know that he thoroughly approves of the principle laid down by this government and that is that every necessary public work, every necessary wharf in tidal waters and in navigable waters, will be constructed at the expense of the government of Canada. I was also delighted to know that this principle meets with his approval and, of course, meets with the approval of all hon. gentlemen of the opposition. I want also to call the hon. gentleman's attention to the fact that this principle has been opposed in this House by hon. gentlemen on the opposition side. It has been opposed by the hon. member for North Toronto and by other speakers on his side. I also desire to say that we give credit to the Minister of Public Works for inaugurating that principle and carrying it forward.
Subtopic: INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS TREATY.