It is the commonest thing in the world for steamship lines to charter boats, and my hon. friend (Mr. Crosby) knows that very well. The Furness line charter tramp boats from Halifax that they do not own at all. The contract with them is that they shall send a boat out at certain periods of the year to carry the freight, and it makes not the slightest difference to the farmers or the community generally whether the company owns the boat or not so long as their freight is carried. .