Of course, that is a sufficient answer. I want ijo refer to another statement made by the premier which I think deserves some passing attention. In answer to the question why this document was read at all, he replied that, it was read because of the repeated contention that the Grand Trunk Pacific Company would have built their line from North Bay to the Pacific ocean without asking for any aid, had they been allowed to do it under - the charter which they desired tp get from parliament. Why, that contention was put forward time after time in the last session of parliament as well as in this session, and why was the document not then given to parliament as an answer ? Why was it delayed to the last moment, until the debate was practically closed ? It certainly could not have been because of its confidential character. If the government were compelled to give it in order to defend themselves and tp refute that argument, they -would have given it at the commencement of this debate rather than at the end.