I must say that I am at a great loss to understand just where we are at in reference to this contract. On the 9th of April, when discussing an item in the estimates for steel rails and fastenings, $500,000, the hon. member for South Lanark (Hon. Mr. -Haggard) brought out from the Minister of Railways and Canals that there was a contract with the company of which Mr. Clergue seems to be the head
I understood the hon. Minister of Finance to say that this document, which was laid on the Table, which was given to this House as a contract between the Lake Superior Power Company and the government of Canada, and which w*is discussed all one afternoon by this House, as if it were a contract that was in existence, was brought down through carelessness.