Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
Before the motion is adopted I would like to bring to the attention of the right hon. gentleman (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier) the fact that reference is made in the speech to an agreement between the government and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, or gentlemen representing that company ; and I would like to know if it is the intention of the government to place that agreement upon the Table of the House before the address is taken into consideration ? As this is a subject of considerable importance, I should think it only right that the House should have the advantage of perusing the agreement before we enter into consideration of the speech from the Throne.