Mr. T. I. THOMSON.
I think it would be a good thing for the minister to have a statement prepared of the trade with Japan the year before his visit and since. Because I am satisfied, and I am sure the people are satisfied, that we get no returns from these exhibitions. If he can show a satisfactory increase of trade as a result of these exhibitions it will be most gratifying ; but, from the remarks of the hon. gentleman himself there is nothing to warrant this large expenditure of money.
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