Mr. LEFURGEY-by Mr. Lancaster-asked :
1. Has the Minister of Marine and Fisheries received a petition from certain travellers going to Prince Edward Island this year alleging that they were detained at Pictou some forty or fifty days, owing to the winter steamers, ' Minto ' and ' Stanley ' not maintaining communication between Pictou, Nova Scotia, and Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, and asking the government to refund their expenses for hoard and lodging while so delayed ?
2. If so. is it the intention of the government to grant the prayer of said petition ?