2. June 1, 1911.
3. About the end of November, 1911.
4. Approximately 300.
*WEST INDIES STEAMSHIP SERVICE. Mr. LEWIS:
1 Has the government renewed the contract with Pickford & Black for a fortnightly steamship service from St. John and Halifax to the West Indies?
2. Tf so. in granting such renewal and subsidy, have Canadian interests been protected and provision made that the mails, passengers and freight will be carried in Canadian bottoms ?
Sir WILFRID LAURIER r
1. Yes. subject to the concurrence of the British government.
2. The contractors are required to employ steamships of British register.
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