Hon. Mr. TARTE.
I understood at a glance what was going on and I resolved to withdraw from the government at that very time, not because I had differed in the past in many points with the government policy, but, because I felt then and I feel now that when things have come to such a pass that members of the same administration are assailing each other, either in the newspapers, or elsewhere, they must part. It is better for all concerned. I then fully resolved to withdraw from the government, and it will be within the remembrance of some of my former colleagues that at an Informal meeting of the cabinet, presided over by Hon. Mr. Scott, the Secretary of State, I told my colleagues of my determination. I consulted some friends who were good enough to take some interest in me. They represented to me that it was better that
Subtopic: WILFRID LAURIER.