Mr. SAM. HUGHES.
I desire to ask the hon. Minister of the Interior (Mr. Oliver) in what condition the grant of land to the company in the Peace river valley now stands. The minister has had in contemplation the cancelling of the grant. I would like to know if he has cancelled the concession given to these people and if not, why there is any delay in cancelling it.
Mr. OLIVER, I have already informed the House that we have given the company-notice to show cause why the contract should not be cancelled. We delayed action on account of representations made by the company that they desired to have some time to put in a defence, the time they asked for being on account of the absence of some of their principal men from the country. I may say that recently my time has been very fuilv occupied in the House, that I have not had time to follow up the matter as I certainly otherwise would and as I intend to as soon as I have an opportunity.