Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
I could not catch the name of the newspaper which my hon. friend quoted, but I noticed it said that at present the government were very busy with very large questions affecting the tariff, reciprocity, the preparation of the naval service and so on. All this is true, and therefore, my hon. friend should not be surprised that when the government has to deal with such important questions, the appointment to the Senate should have been overlooked.
Subtopic: VACANCIES IN SENATE AND SUPREME COURT, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.