Mr. J. F. REID:
I am very glad to have this information. It was very plainly stated by the hon. member for Maple Creek (Mr. Maharg) that in the West during the summer months it is absolutely necessary for us to stock up with our supply of coal for the year, because at that season the freight and box cars are standing idle, and we may as well have the use of them as far as possible in bringing in coal. If transportation is interfered with and the settlers are crying out for coal in the fall when the cars should be carrying our wheat to the East, it will be a very serious thing.