Hon. Mr. HAGGART.
Yes, but that does not make the principle laid down by the Minister of Finance the correct one. The time must arrive when, in order to assure the parties tendering that they shall have fair-play and to protect the interests of the public, a day will be fixed in every case for the reception and opening of tenders, and all tenders will be opened in public. That is the proper practice, and the sooner we adopt it the better.
Subtopic: BRITISH COLUMBIA-NEW GOVERNMENT VESSELS.