I direct the attention of the hon. gentleman to the fact that the answer to this question is not within the power of the federal government. The trust companies and loan companies are operating in many instances under provincial charters, and it merely means that we should have to endeavour to secure the information, which I think we should not be asked to do; and the provisions as to audit by the
dominion are provided for in the statutes that we have ourselves enacted dealing with loan and trust companies, over which we have jurisdiction. I think the question should be dropped.
Subtopic: TRUST AND LOAN COMPANIES