Mr. F. D. MONK.
Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I would like to call the attention of the government, in case further estimates are to be brought down, to the very equitable claim of the firm of Messrs. O'Brien in connection with the construction of the Soulanges canal
about 1S92. Their contract was cancelled. They had $18,000 worth of plant there, they had a deposit as security for the carrying out of tile contract and there was a large drawback at the time the contract was cancelled, I do no want to fake uip the time of the House, but their claim is certainly au equitable one, entitled to the consideration of the government, and I think it will he due to them to give the claim au equitable settlement.