1 gathered the house was objecting, but in any event the simple answer to my hon. friend's question is no. I should perhaps add that negotiations did take place and a substantial and complete report respecting government facilities has been made by Canadian National Telegraphs and the British Columbia Telephone Company, but it has not been possible to study the report. I have seen officers of both companies, and I do not believe it will be possible to begin negotiations until early next year.
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Subtopic: NEGOTIATIONS FOR SALE OF B.C. TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE FACILITIES