When this clause came before me for consideration, I put the very question to the gentleman who drew it which the hon. gentleman puts to me now. He used the word ' individually,' and the only powers which the lieutenant governor exercised individually that I could discover were with respect to commissions in lunacy, and I am not sure that that is strictly accurate. At one time the lieutenant governor practically carried on in his person the whole executive authority. His power became reduced from time to time until finally we come down to the representative institutions which they have to-day; but in order to meet any possible difficulty that might arrive, this clause was drafted.
I want to amend that clause, but I would like to leave it in abeyance because I am consulting the representatives of the Territories as to the form in which this clause ought to be put; and until we finally agree on the terms, the amendment should not be proposed.
Section allowed to stand.
On motion of Mr. Fielding, House adjourned at 11.30 p.m.