I am trying to understand the hon. member. I fully admit that this parliament has power to fix rates or to authorize as it did in 1903, the Railway Commission to fix rates irrespective of this agreement of 1901 but this parliament also has power to establish this agreement as a binding agreement to enable Manitoba to get the full value of the consideration which it gave just the same as it did in part at least^in. the case of the Crowsnest arrangement. That very thing I call now on the government to do.
At six o'clock the House took recess.
The House resumed at eight o'clock.