You will bear in mind,
Mr. Speaker, the reason given by my hon. friend why this entire amalgamation, which refers more to the Grand Trunk than it does to the Canadian Northern did not take place;
I shall deal with that when I am dealing with the Grand Trunk.
As I said before, the Canadian Northern system is made up of a great many entities. There was stock outstanding on the Canadian Northern system which it was thought
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not wise to have as stock of the Canadian National system-some five or six shares which have since been brought under the control of the government. In addition to that, there are certain Canadian Northern securities in the hands of the British Columbia government as collateral-I use that word for lack of a better term. We think we shall be able to get control of this stock. I would point out that no attempt was ever made to get control of this stock until a year ago.