I may say with respect to this question that the government of Canada is discharged from any liability as a guarantor of bonds of the Beauharnois Corporation, and further that when the bonds were being sold I asked the banks to add to the sale price sufficient money to enable this country to be reimbursed for sums expended on the investigation. I have received and handed to the receiver general of Canada a cheque for $43,536.35, which covers the entire sum paid to counsel and for printing and all other sums carried in the ledgers of the Department of Finance in connection with the Beauharnois investigations in the Senate and House of Commons.
^PUBLIC ARCHIVES-PURCHASE OF PAINTINGS
Subtopic: *BEAUHARN0IS CORPORATION-GOVERN MENT GUARANTEES
to this question and the others following on the order paper down to No. 42 inclusive, which are all of the same character, I would like to give the following oral answer:
The government receives from time to time reports in connection with the various works mentioned in these questions, and a decision as to the works to be undertaken will be disclosed by estimates when approved, and by further reports to be received from the engineering department.
Subtopic: PENTECOTE RIVER DREDGING