Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) promised to obtain and give certain information in answer to an inquiry from the hon. member for Toronto Northwest (Mr. Church). I now have that information, and it is as follows:
With reference to the question asked by the hon. member for Toronto Northwest, relative to a statement made by the Deputy Minister of Railways, which is set out on page 429 of Hansard, the statement as given by the deputy minister is correct, but further negotiations are being carried on by the syndicate, who made the original offer to purchase the property for the sum of $1,250,000, and to erect a suitable building and lease suitable office space to the Canadian National Railways. On the result of these negotiations will depend whether the railway offices will be moved back into the old building or not.
Subtopic: NEGOTIATIONS FOR ERECTING TORONTO OFFICE BUILDING