Mr. G. H. PERLEY (Argenteuil).
Before the orders of the day are called, I desire to ask a question with regard to Bill (No. 105), from the Senate, relating to the water carriage of goods. This appears in the list of public Bills and Orders, and it cannot be reached this session unless the government decides to take it up. This is a very important Bill. As I understand, it was drafted after a great deal of discussion in the Senate committee, and practically by arrangement between shippers and steamboat owners. It refers to the shipment of goods by ocean steamers. It is a measure which has been required by the trade for a good many years, and I think if the government could see their way to take this Bill up it would be in the public interest. I bring it to the attention of the government, and ask if they will give it consideration.