1. The federal authorities possess no proprietary rights of fishery in the Matane river. These rights belong to either the provincial government or the seigniors or riparian owners, and at present it is understood the latter are protesting against the exercise of the right to lease the fishery by the provincial government.
2. The riparian owners or whoever else may have the fishing right under lease, or otherwise, must comply with all the fishery regulations fixing times, places or methods of fishing, &c., which it is the exclusive function of the federal government to enact or provide for the regulation and protection of the fisheries.
3. None by the federal government.
4. Answered by No. 3.
INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-SUPPLY OF . ICE.
Subtopic: FISHING RIGHTS IN MATANE RIVER.