Sir HENRY DRAYTON:
Mr. Speaker, I
would like to call the attention of the government to the fact that at present Canada is getting a great deal of undesirable advertising in Great Britain in connection with companies which are described as fraudulent companies incorporated in Canada. I would direct the attention of the government to the exposure made in the press of the British Associated Oil Company, Limited, of Canada, and of the Westminster Finance Company, Limited, of Canada. I am now looking at the issue of the Daily Mail of March 8, in which these companies are described as being ptrrely fraudulent in character, taking money from and exploiting the public, and the article holds up conditions here in the worst possible light. I desire particularly to ask if the government will see whether incorporation has been granted by this House or any department of the government to those companies, and if so what steps will be taken to remedy the wrongs done the English public.