Mr. MACKINNON-by Mr. Johnston (Cape Breton)-asked :
In the agreement between the government and Signor Marconi re wireless telegraphy, is there any provision respecting the extension of that system to Prince Edward Island ?
The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W.
S. Fielding). There is no special provision in the agreement with respect to Prince Edward Island, but the main purpose of the agreement was to secure, in the event of the enterprise proving successful, cheap telegraph rates from shore to shore across the Atlantic. There is a provision, however, for the use of the Marconi system for the lighthouse service of Canada and other government works, and that will apply to Prince Edward Island as well as to other parts of the Dominion. The agreement as it has been signed, will be laid before the House.