The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 164) to amend the Act of 1S99, respecting the city of Ottawa. He said : Mr. Speaker, I thought at one time of making a proposal with the view of consolidating the work of the Ottawa Improvement Commission and the Ottawa Parks Committee, a body under the control of the city of Ottawa, or, a body that has recently been abolished, and its powers transferred to the city of Ottawa by an Ontario Act. However, I realize that at the present stage of the session we would hardly have time to deliberate upon a measure of that kind. The amendment I propose now is merely to enlarge the number of the commission, without in any way changing its powers or responsibilities. It is proposed that there shall be added four commissioners to those already appointed. The object is to broaden the scope of the commission. It is not intended that all these gentlemen shall be from the city of Ottawa, but the design is to take some gentlemen from outside the city of Ottawa, and perhaps some hon. gentlemen sitting in parliament, who have an interest in the national capital, and who will have sufficient leisure to enable them to assist in its improvement. I do not anticipate tuat there will be any objection. If there is, I quite realize that any Bill at this stage will not get through.