We ought to have them here.
Mr, E. M. MACDONALD. My hon. friend will remember that the explanation was to the effect that these companies were kindred companies with the Canada Atlantic, and related to pieces of road which were not in Canada. My hon. friend will also recollect the statement which was there made with regard to the matter of stock, which statement I have not with me. I venture to submit that it is rather an un-sual proposition to ask that all these matters of detail which were thoroughly threshed out before the Railway Committee, should be gone into again. It seems to me that I have heard the rule laid down quite frequently, and sometimes by hon. gentlemen opposite, that when the railway or any other committee had considered such details, they were not to be taken up again by this House unless there was some grave reason for doing it.
Subtopic: THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY COMPANY.