Mr. SAM. HUGHES (Victoria and Hali-burton).
Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask the
First Minister (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) a question. I notice in the press this morning a statement that the volunteers of Canada are not to take part in the tercentenary celebration in Quebec next July. I would ask if this is true ; and, if the volunteers are not to take part in the tercentenary, I desire to ask why this decision has been reached after their interest has been aroused in the matter, and, in pa any cases, they have gone to a great deal of trouble in preparing ? Is it owing to the inability of the department to transport them, or what is the cause ?