That it is desirable that steps shall be taken with all convenient speed
I do not need to ask my leader what it means. There it is, 'It is desirable.' Will my hon. friend (Mr Foster) say it is not desirable ? Well, he strikes that out, that is, hon gentlemen opposite have taken the position that it is not desirable at the present time to do anything further than to allow us to drift. The people of Canada will not allow its government to drift. If the government is to be found worthy of its place, it must be in advance of public opinion. The people of Canada are no longer going to do business on a back street. Whether it is transportation by land or transportation by water, Canada must be on one of the main thoroughfares of the world's trade. The people of Canada have an opportunity, at the expenditure of very little money, to greatly advance their own interest. And, after all, dollars and cents do not count so much when it is a question of the advancement of our country. We are doing a .much bigger trade than we used to do, and with better facilities our trade will grow; still greater. I declare my belief that the people expect the government to take advantage of every opportunity to make broader and deeper the channels of our country's trade.