1. What was the aggregate amount of fixed charges (interest or securities) on the Canadian Northern Railway System for the yearending December 31. 191S?
2. With reference to the statement of the Honourable Minister of Railways (page 1678 Hansard) that the net earnings of the Canadian Northern Railway System for the calendar year of 1918 were $3,562,303.4'0, did the minister make provision in striking this balance for the .payment of the said fixed charges?
3. If not, what would be the deficit for the said year after all fixed charges were provided for?
4. With reference to the statement of the minister that the Government has not assumed the outstanding liabilities of the Canadian Northern System, is it possible for the Government to nationalize and become the owners of this railway system without assuming its liabilities?
Subtopic: CANADIAN NORTHERN RAIDWAY SYSTEM.