Hon. C. D. HOWE (for the Minister of Transport):
I wish to lay on the table the
financial budget of Canadian National Railways and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the calendar year 1942 and to move that the same be referred, to the standing committee on railways and shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government, together with the following annual reports for the year 1941 which were laid on the table of the house on March 19 last: Canadian National Railways, Canadian
National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, Canadian National Railways Securities Trust, George A. Touche and Company, auditors of the accounts of the Canadian National Railways System; also the annual report of Trans-Canada Air Lines for 1941, tabled March 23, 1942, together with the following items of the estimates for 1942-43:
400. Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways eastern lines;
401. Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National Railways;
410. Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, capital advances;
411. Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals deficit, 1942.
And that the resolution passed by the house on the 20th February, 1942, referring votes 400, 401, 410 and 411 to the committee of supply, be rescinded.
Subtopic: REFERENCE OF BUDGET, ANNUAL REPORTS AND CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE