I do not want to discuss
the matter at length now, but about a
couple of months ago some gentlemen saw me in connection with this matter. These gentlemen are under the impression, whether rightly or wrongly, that there is some scheme on foot by which the management of their provident fund is to be taken away from them. I understand that if an employee of the railway is injured the government, under existing legislation, will pay in accordance with the scale of compensation in force in the particular province in which the injury occurs. The provident fund, I believe, is made up of subscriptions by the employees and is resorted to in case of infirmity or old age. I think I have the assurance of the minister, but I would ask him to make it perfectly clear, that there is nothing in the proposed legislation which will in any way affect that provident fund.