The only way to get at a company is to know the directors. The only way to indentify a company is through their board of management. I should think
it very essential for parliament to know to whom we are granting this money. We want to know what the character of the company is, and whether this company has a line of boats or not. My own idea is that you are handling this money over to some so-called company, and that, that so-called company charter a boat to go to Annapolis and load a cargo of fruit. They charter that boat whenever they have a cargo of fruit ready for it. The right hon. Prime Minister shakes his head; if he can give me some information on that point I will be very glad.
Sir WILFRID LAURIER, The names of the vessels that are to carry the fruit are mentioned in the contract. This contract has been made with the Acadia Steamship Company of Annapolis Royal.
I do not know the board of directors, but I have a statement in my hand that in the contract the company bind themselves to carry out its terms, and to ship these fruits by the steamships ' Atlantis,' ' Katinka,'
' Katie,' and ' Ada.' The boats are not merely hired for this purpose; the names of the boats are mentioned in the contract itself.