Mr. F. B. WADE (Annapolis) moved :
That the second report of the Select Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections be now concurred in.
Mr. MONK moved in amendment:
That the said report be not adopted ; but that the appended draft report marked * B,' be adopted by this House in lieu and stead of the report laid upon the Table of this House
The Select Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections beg to report as follows upon the question of the purchase of a post office site at Valleyfield :-
In the opinion of the committee, the following facts have been established by the evidence adduced before the committee, which is annexed to the report of the committee :
1. As far back as the year 1898, when Mr. George Loy was mayor of the town of Valley-field, a petition of the citizens of Valleyfield to the government (exhibit No. 20), praying that a post office be built at the town of Valleyfield and on the property known as the Loy property, was circulated for signatures, and was forwarded to Ottawa and acknowledged by letter from the Department of Public Works to the mayor, Mr. George Loy, himself one of the signatories of the petition.
During the same year, the municipal council authorized two deputations to Ottawa to press upon the attention of the government the two