Has the minister confidence in the report that is being made to him that ninety were properly rejected on the ground of physical unfitness, and that the only ones admitted were admitted upon the ground of former residence in Canada?
I have every confidence in our medical men out there; they are high up in their profession, and are experienced in this particular kind of work. Certainly, as head of the department, I have every confidence in their medical skill and their ability to carry out the law.
In connection with the loss of the steamer Karluk, may I ask the Minister of Marine if the Government is making preparations to rescue the survivors who were at or near the vessel and of whom we have no direct account in the statement which was given to the House the other day?
stead of a deal being made with the Mackenzie and Mann interests there is now a good prospect of a government guarantee for the Quebec and Saguenay railway, which would result in its being separated from the Quebec railway. Interests close to the company state that there is every prospect of this deal going through before the end of this session, which is expected in a couple of weeks, and that it will . not be necessary to put through a special Act for this purpose.
I wish to ask the right hon. gentleman if legislation is to be introduced to guarantee the bonds of the Quebec and Saguenay railway, as is stated here, or if it is contemplated to do that by Order in Council?
I am certainly of the opinion that no power exists on the part of the Governor in Council to guarantee bonds. So far as the legislative programme of this session is concerned, it is all before the House, with the possible exception of a couple of matters which do not in any way concern this enterprise.
Bill No. 206, to incorporate the General Council of the Canadian Branch of the St. John Ambulance Association.-Mr. A. Thompson.
Bill 207, for the relief of William Ewan Laurie.-Mr. Barker.
Bill No. 215, for the relief of Alberta Ring. -Mr. Morphy.
Bill No. 216, for the relief of Bertha Lucinda Graham.-Mr. Blain.
Bill No. 218, to incorporate the International Railway Company.-Mr. 'Lewis.
Bill No. 219, for the relief of John Robinson.-Mr. Fripp.
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