1. Has the Canadian Northern Railway Company, by themselves or by any one on its behalf or in its interest, applied either verbally or in writing to the Government, or any minister or ministers of the Government, for any financial assistance to said company by way of loan or otherwise?
2. Has the question of assistance to the said company been discussed by the Government, or any member thereof, with any of . the officials of said company?
3. If so, what was the date of said application or discussion?
4. Has the Government come to any conclusion in regard to a policy of financially assisting the said company?
Subtopic: CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.