Mr. LaRIVIERE asked :
1. Has the following letter been received by the hon. the Minister of Public Works ?
' Winnipeg, 30th April, 1904. The Honourable the Minister of Public Works, Ottawa, Ontario.
Sir,-I have the honour, by direction, to give you the following copy of a resolution passed at a special general meeting of this board, held yesterday, viz.:-'Resolved, that the Winnipeg Board of Trade emphatically protests against the delay in carrying out the improvements to navigation at St. Andrews rapids, and ask for the speedy completion of the same ; and would request the hon. the Minister of Public Works for full information as to the present position and future prospects of the work.'
The board will be greatly obliged for an early reply.
I have the honour to be. sir,
Your obedient servant, (Signed) CHAS. N. BELL, Secretary.'
2. Will the request therein contained be complied with ?
3. When is it expected the proposed work will be completed ?