Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
I have a telegram from Dawson making some inquiry as to representations on the areas which are included in the Treadgold concession. The telegram evidently refers to some statement made by the hon. the Minister of the Interior in the House, to which my own attention has not been directed. It states that the hon. gentleman recently informed the House that Mr. Treadgold and his associates were relieved from representation, owing to the faulty construction of the Order in Council of April, 1902, by the Gold Commissioner. The telegram asserts that this is incorrect, and that in September, 1901, the Gold Commissioner returned the representation money to Mr. Treadgold, thus relieving him from representation. I do not know whether the hon. gentleman is prepared to reply now, but if not, would he be good enough to reply to-morrow ?