view of the fact that a number of the regular boats carrying cattle have been taken off, I would like to ask if the government are making any provision for cargo space for the movement of cattle from Canada. The situation is very serious, with large numbers of feed cattle ready to move. A number of these boats have been put into drydock by the Tegular lines, and I think the government should do something to facilitate the movement of cattle.
If I understood my hon. friend aright, he was asking with regard to additional space being provided for the shipment of our cattle. One boat, the Ontario, has been equipped with fore-decks capable of taking care of over one thousand head of cattle. It left just a week or ten days ago with the second load for the United Kingdom. There is another boat that has been launched, but with the exception of these two I do not know of any additional space that has been made available as a result of our friendly intervention.
I would like to ask the Acting Minister of Railways and Canals a question having regard to an item appearing in the paper to the effect that the Canadian National railway was securing entrance to Three Rivers, and that that entrance was to be got through the incorporation of a local company in Quebec. I rise to ask whether the same machinery that was devised for the purpose of misleading this House in connection with the Rouyn railway is to be applied in this case.
My hon. friend has not only asked a question, but has attempted to give an answer. I am advised that a private company has made application to the Quebec legislature for a charter, and advised also that the Canadian National Railway board is not in any way interested in that- charter.
construction of certain branch lines in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The first line contemplated is one from a point at or near Duchess or Rosemary on the Empress line of the Canadian Pacific in the province of Alberta. The second line contemplated is a branch from Rosetown in the province of Saskatchewan to a point on the Pheasant Hills branch at or near Keppel or Perdue. Clause 2 of the bill provides for an extension of time within which to commence and complete the line from Asquith on the Pheasant Hills branch northwesterly to Cloan on the Wilkie branch, in the province of 'Saskatchewan. I would like this bill to be given its second reading.