1. From the 1st of January, 1901, to the 1st of January, 1905, has there been any correspondence between the Department of Railways and Canals, or any other department, and the mayor of the town of Beauharnois, or any other person representing the town of Beauharnois, regarding the obtaining of a water power at the fifth lock on the Beauharnois canal, or at any other lock on the said canal, for the purpose of procuring motive power for the manufactories and the electric light in the town of Beauharnois ?
2. If so, what is the nature of such negotiations, and what is the result thereof ?
Subtopic: WATER POWER FROM BEAUHARNOIS CANAL.