On the Orders of the Day:
iMr. L. J. LADNER (Vancouver South): Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask the Minister of Railways (Mr. Graham) if any conclusion has been reached in connection with the negotiations for the operation of the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia railway by the Canadian National Railways, following the expiry of the operating lease now held by the Canadian Pacific Railway? If no conclusion has been reached, what is the standing of the negotiations at the present time?
Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways): Mr. Speaker, if my hon. friend thinks for a moment he will realize that the quarter from which to seek definite information is the Premier of the province of Alberta, who has the leasing of the Edmonton, Dun-vegan and British Columbia railway in his hands. As a matter of fact that railway is now under lease to the Canadian Pacific Railway.