CHASE CASGRAIN (Montmorency) moved for :
Copies of all Orders in Council, documents, papers, correspondence, &c., in relation to the exercise of the prerogative of pardon exercised by His Excellency the Governor General in cases of conviction of offences against federal or provincial law3, since the first day of January, 1902, to the 12th of March, 1903 ; and a statement showing :-
1. The number of the persons in whose favour the prerogative of pardon was so exercised during the said period.
2. Of what offences the said persons had been convicted.
3. The penalties to which the said persons had been condemned.
4. The dates when the convictions were pronounced against the said persons.
5. And what date the prerogative of pardon was exercised in each case.
He said : In this case I have to ask the leave of the House to amend my motion in somewhat the same way as the one that has just been carried. The motion as I gave notice of it, called for ' the names of the persons in whose favour the prerogative of pardon was so exercised.' I ask leave to amend that by substituting ' number ' instead of ' names.'
Subtopic: PREROGATIVE OF PARDON.