The phraseology may be open to question- ' What is the commercial agency of the government of Canada ? ' Assuming, however, that I understand what the hon. gentleman means, the answer to his questions are as follows :
1. Commercial agencies were established by Order in Council of the 21st November,
2. The Order in Council of the 16th March,
1892. Various appointments throughout the West Indies were made at that time to date from the 1st April, 1892. Since then others have been appointed.
3. The present officers are :
J. S. Larke. Sydney, Australia.
D. H. Ross. Melbourne, Australia.
J. G. Jardine, Cape Town, South Africa.
Subtopic: COMMERCIAL AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT.