Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
Mr. Speaker, before the motion is put, I would like to ask the attention of the government to the fact that there was an engagement by the government last year, which is to be found in the third volume of ' Hansard,' 1903. page 5641, that the mortgages and other securities taken by the government to indemnify them in respect to the guarantee of the bonds of the Canadian Northern Railway were to be placed on the table of the House within ten days after the opening of this session. I had suggested that a provision to that effect should be inserted in the Bill. The hon. Minister of Railways and Canals asked whether I thought that was necessary or whether an assurance by the government would be sufficient. I then said that I would be happy io accept the assurance of the government in that regard. I would ask that the assurance be implemented and that these documents be brought down and placed on the table of the House.