Hon. George H. Hees (Minisier of Transport):
Mr. Speaker, may I take this opportunity to reply to a question which was asked by the hon. member for Trinity-Conception on January 13 regarding a derailment which had taken place on the Canadian National Railways system in Newfoundland on January 11.
I am advised by the management of the railway that a full investigation is being made by the railway officers, and reports will be made to the board of transport commissioners in compliance with the board's regulations. The line was cleared and made passable the day following the derailment.
Subtopic: STATEMENT ON REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION INTO DERAILMENTS