§ MR. P. A. MCHUGH (Sligo, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether negotiations are in progress in reference to the carriage of mails by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company; what are the terms of the existing contract with that Company, and when does the contract terminate; and if he is in a position to assure the House that neither a new contract nor a continuation of the existing contract will be decided on until the House has had an opportunity of considering the matter.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
The contract with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, which expired on the 6th ultimo, was subject to a payment of £60,000 per annum of which £15,000 was paid by the Dominion. The document is printed in 434 full in the Parliamentary Return No. 76 made to an order of this House on the 12th of March, 1907. A new contract on a different basis is now under negotiation, and will be submitted to this House for confirmation.