Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Gloucester):
I would draw the attention of the Minister of Railways and Canals to an interview given at Montreal by Mr. Beatty, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. May I be permitted to preface a question I am going to ask by stating that the interview is based upon a report submitted to the house in reply to a question asked by me some time ago concerning the amount of subsidies in land and cash given to the Canadian Pacific and its subsidiaries by the federal government? In this interview Mr. Beatty denies the accuracy of the statement submitted to the house by the Canadian National Railways through the Department of Railways and Canals. I wish to ask the Minister of Railways whether he has taken cognizance of this interview and whether he is in a position to make a statement concerning it?