Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
I am not finding any fault with the project. I dare .say if may be a very useful one, as I understand that a combination is proposed of the various interests concerned in driving logs on this river for the purpose of doing the work more effectively than it has been done in the past. It is a perfectly legitimate proposition provided the rights of the public are preserved; but I do not think that the declaration that this is an undertaking for the general advantage of Canada ought to be lightly made. I have been of the opinion that on a good many occasions it has been too lightly made by this parliament. If it is not essential in this case, I would think it far better to omit it.