§ MR. HOGAN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is now in a position to make a statement in reference to the British Yukon Chartered Company, which contemplates developing the resources of the northern portion of British Columbia; from what source does the Company derive the charter mentioned in. its title; and is there any precedent for a colonial trading Company being permitted to use the phrase "chartered" in its title without having previously obtained the consent of the Crown?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr. J. CHAMBERLAIN,) Birmingham, W.
I have no statement to make about the Company in question. The charter is no doubt issued by the Governor General under Section 3 of the Canadian Companies Act, cap. 119 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, by which the Governor in Council is empowered to grant charters by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Dominion.