Mr. W. A. GALLIHER (Yale and Cariboo).
Just a word with reference to the article quoted by the hon. member for East Grey (Mr. Sproule). As I am a member of the Manitoba bar, I may be pardoned for saying a few words in reference to this matter. I have had the pleasure of Mr. Ewart's acquaintance for the past twenty or twenty-two years, and I can bear testimony to the fact that he is a very estimable and an exceedingly able counsel. The point made by my hon. friend from East Grey in his quotation was that in the address of welcome to the Hon. Mr. Justice Perdue on his accession to the bench, Mr. Ewart's expressions represented the feeling of the entire bar of Manitoba. I dispute that, and I think Mr. Ewart himself would be the very first gentleman to say that in so far as his expressions are concerned, as to the appointment of judges on commissions, he was simply voicing his own views and not the views of the bar of Manitoba. It must be clear to all those who are members of the legal profession, that Mr. Ewart departed so radically from the usual routine in such addresses, that this in itself affords sufficient proof that he was simply speaking for himself and not for the bar.