Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).
Three amendments to this section have been proposed. I suppose thait, strictly speaking, only one amendment can be proposed at a time, therefore there is only one motion before the committee, but notice was given of the others. Two amendments, I think, were proposed by myself and one by the hon. member for West Toronto. My recollection is that these amendments stood at the request of the government, and I was in hopes that I might have had some intimation from the government as to what disposition they would propose to make of them. 1'orhaps it would be best to take them in order.
Subtopic: NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.