Sir GEORGE PERLEY:
It is doubtful whether this question should be put upon the order paper, as the Custodian's Office is neither a department of the government nor a branch of a department of the government. However, without considering it as a precedent, I have here the answer to the honourable gentleman's question.
1. Stock of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, standing on the register of the company in the names of then enemies and other persons resident in then enemy countries, was vested in the Custodian by the superior court of the province of Quebec on the 23rd of April, 1919. After the termination of the war, some certificates of this stock came into the possession of the Custodian from the German government and some more certificates also, from time to time, came into his possession from other sources. It is impossible to place a value on the same, owing to the fact that the quantity and the value varied continuously.
3. 33,532 shares of the par value of $25.
Subtopic: * CAN AD IAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY- SEQUESTRATED STOCK