Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Minister of Trade and Commerce):
Mr. Speaker, it will be noted that the numbers of copies to be printed was left blank. I asked the secretary of the committee to give me some suggestions as to the usual practice, and the suggestion is that onie thousand copies in English and two hundred and fifty in French be the figures inserted. With the consent of the house I ask that these figures be inserted.
In regard to that question, the hon. member for Bonaventure (Mr. Marcil) asked the same question about his constituency the other day and I gave him the following answer:
The Department of Railways and Canals has no information with respect to tie purchases by Canadian National railways, and the railway in the past has taken the stand that the bringing down of information of this nature is not in the public interest.
If it relieves the minds of my hon. friends opposite I might tell them that I was in Geneva when the orders were given last year so I know nothing about them.
Subtopic: * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RAILWAY TIES
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