Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.
The principal thing we should be anxious about is as to whether this service is a deserving one, whether the people who are performing it are earning the money and whether it is in the public interest. The hon. gentleman (Mr. Crosby) has referred to me. I know there is such a company. I think that one of the men interested in it is Mr. Whitman of Annapolis, and the company is duly chartered. Mr. Whitman is one of the most respectable business men in Nova Scotia, if he is interested, and I think he is. The people in the western part of the Annapolis valley are very much interested in this service. It is beneficial to them. I cannot understand why my hon. friend is so strongly opposed to the people of western Nova Scotia getting some benefit from it.