I intend to in this debate. I just want to say that I do not honestly think that the government have any right to claim that they have in any way preserved the lands of the Northwest for the settler. In every case where there was an opportunity to hand the land out to their friends and to speculators it has been done. When we look at the manner in which they have dealt with our great fishing interests in that country, when we think of these great fishing rights that they gave to two or three men, when we remember that a lawyer in Montreal secured Athabaska lake, or 10,700 square miles of water teeming with beautiful fish and the whole of the Nelson river down to Hudson bay for $10, when we remember the McNee lease which gave that gentleman nearly 300 square miles of James bay for $10 a year, and when we remember the Mackenzie lease which handed over Lesser Slave lake for $10 a year we can easily see that these gentlemen have not been guided by a desire to protect the settlers in any one case. I congratulate the hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Brodeur) for having had the courage, in face of the opposition and political influence that was brought to bear, to cancel these leases. I believe that he is being pressed at the present time for a lease of Lac du Bonnet, and if he yields he will put himself in the same position that his predecessor was in when he granted the leases that I have been referring to.