Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):
the property of this Government. I am calling the attention of the House to the fact that a decision on this proposal that the Canadian Government should own and operate this 1,600 miles of railway in the United States is no twenty-four hour affair, it demands inquiry and careful consideration; and as an illustration of the necessity for that deliberation I am suggesting the situation that might arise at any time if the American Government purchased all the stock of the Canadian Pacific railway and wanted to operate that railway in Canada. We would certainly think carefully over such a proposition as that. And I submit from my short study of this question that our problem is a very serious one. It is not brought into Canadian public life as a result of anything done by the Liberal party, but is another of the many problems that my right hon. friend the leader of the Opposition has laid at
the door of this Government. Let me give another illustration.