convenience has resulted from the fact that the Commission is now composed of only two members. A good deal of the business of the Commission has been discharged by the present members, Messrs. Bernier and Mills. But, unfortunately, on some very important questions, especially on some relating to the city of Toronto, the Commissioners do not agree. Inconvenience has been occasioned to certain citizens of Toronto owing to the fact that no decision of the questions on which there is a difference of opinion between the members of the Commission can be reached. The government is aware that such an important position should be filled at the earliest moment. After the resignation of Mr. Blair, as soon as the government could be assembled in Ottawa-the resignation having taken place during the election-the government sought to find some person who would be suitable for the position. They came to the conclusion that it would be well to offer the chairmanship of the Commission to an em-minent member of the Supreme Court, a gentleman who, I believe, is qualified in every respect to discharge the important duties which would devolve upon him. However, we were told by the gentleman in question that it was not possible for him to contemplate the acceptance of this position at that moment or for some weeks, as he believed it would not be in accordance with the duties he is now performing to leave his present position at this time. He was engaged, in the consideration of several cases which had been heard by him and by the court in the previous term, and if he accepted our offer at the moment, the cases which lie had heard could not be disposed of, and great inconvenience to suitors would result. But as the gentleman informed us he could not properly consider our application till after the first week of February, we thought it only fair and right to wait until the first week of February before we approached him again, when we hope that our offer will be accepted. I beg to move that the House do now adjourn.