Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
Before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to inquire from the Prime Minister whether any communications have been received from the Dawson Board of Trade with regard to the concession known as the Treadgold concession. Some members of parliament have received a communication from the board of trade in which the following is alleged :
It is the wish of the Dawson Board of Trade, that you he forwarded a copy of a telegram sent this day to Messrs, the Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Premier of Canada ; Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior; William Mulock, Postmaster General, and James Hamilton Ross, member of parliament for Yukon, and which reads as follows :
Oppose any attempt to pass Order In Council or Act in parliament that will in any way confirm Treadgold concession. Are having monster petition signed and reliable data prepared to forward Ottawa asking government to aid in furnishing water for mining purposes. People are a unit in making demand and will insist upon government protection from monopoly of Treadgold octomis.