Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).
There is a substantive condition, that no lease shall be issued for a location unless it be recommended by the commissioner of the Yukon Territory. What my hon. friend from Ottawa has suggested as the meaning of this, may l>e a better provision, but it is not what is stated in the regulation at ail. It does not provide that the commissioner shall not issue
a location until he Is satisfied that there is sufficient dumping ground and sufficient water for working the location; it simply states* baldly, that no lease be isssued for a location unless it be recommended by him, leaving it absolutely in the discretion of the commissioner. That is what I object to. I think that everything my right hon. friend has mentioned could be covered by some such provision as I have suggested. You could make your regulations as to dumping ground and as to sufficiency of water, and you could provide that unless the regulations were complied with within a reasonable time, the location should revert to the Crown. That would cover everything that my hon. friend from Ottawa (Mr. Belcourt) has said, and would remove this objectionable element [DOT] of testing this absolute jurisdiction in an officer of the department, however capable and upright.