Mr. ARMAND LAVERGNE.
Occasions for discussing this Bill in committee are becoming very rare, and if we do not take it up to-day we may not find an opportunity of doing so.
Sir WILFRID LAURIER, The matter is of importance to the railway companies and my hon. friend will understand that it is fair that they should take communication, of the Bill and see whether they desire to_ oppose it. There are certainly excellent things in the measure, but the government should not undertake to have it carried before the railway companies have been heard.