I think the hon. member for Ottawa is (Mr. Belcourt).
Mr. jfoNK. At any rate what struck me was this ; this company was incorporated in 1800, but for various reasons it has not proceeded with the work. It was alleged before the committee that the present promoters were serious men. The name of one of them is well known throughout this country, Mr. Henry Hogan, of Montreal. Another of the promoters is the Hon. Mr. Ber-thiaume, proprietor of ' La Pressed I am sure that these are names which will commend themselves to the House. We were told that the project had the very strongest possible backing from some wealthy American capitalists. We were given no occasion