I wish to call the attention of the hon. Minister of Justice to the last five lines of the clause :
And any agreements heretofore made by the Grand Trunk Company for providing the deposit mentioned in the scheduled agreements, and the pledge of certain stocks and securities of the Grand Trunk Company for the purposes thereof, are hereby confirmed and declared valid.
If there are any such agreements they have not been produced. I understood that there had been no deposit of stocks. I understood that there had been some tajji of a deposit of stocks but that arrangement was virtually cancelled and I do not see what these words apply to. At all events I think we; should not be called upon to confirm agreements that we do not know anything about. It seems to me that these words may have been put into the Bill at the time that the old deposit was thought or but that seems to be abandoned. There is a purely cash transaction, or a book entry transaction in the Bank of Montreal, and if there have been any agreements affecting transactions in which the company is concerned I think we ought not to confirm them without seeing them. I therefore move that these words be struck out.