Before further action is taken I would like to ask the hon. member for Winnipeg (Mr. Haggart) if he has any petition or objection from the city of Winnipeg to the construction of this railway or a like undertaking. If there are no such objections it seems to_ me a very peculiar proposition that this particular company which proposes to establish a line of steamships to ply on Lake Winnipeg and then to build a railway from some point on Lake Winnipeg to connect with the proposed Hudson Bay railway should be the one that is subjected to all the objections of hon. gentlemen on the opposite side of the House. We all know that only a few days ago these hon. gentlemen who are opposing this Bill assembled in a body to put through the Burrard Inlet Bill which contains similar powers.
Subtopic: NELSON RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY.