Mr. CURRIE (Simcoe).
The hon. member for Centre York (Mr. Wallace) read that part along with the rest of this return of correspondence of E. J. Walsh and the minister of the Department of Railways and Canals in regard to the Newmarket canal. At page 24 and 25, it says :
The only approach to politics was in connection with a certain appointment to the survey parties, wherein I was officially instructed to apply to the person controlling the 'patronage' for any local appointment; when, for instance, the party was being organized for the survey of the Trent canal route from Rice lake to Trenton, in October, 1904, I was told to apply to Hon. G. P. Graham of Brockville (' organizer of the Liberal party for eastern Ontario '); and having done so was referred by him to Messrs. D. O. Lott, of Anson, Ont., and John Douglas, of Warkworth, Ont., liberal candidate for West Hastings and East Northumberland, respectively, &c.
Here we have the grand sultan of the party, who dispenses the patronage, the Liberal organizer for eastern Ontario, the Hon. G. P. Graham. And here is his grand vizier, Byron O. Lott, who is now a fugitive from justice for bringing into this country bogus ballot boxes , and endeavouring to steal the franchise of the people. When the people, and especially the people of Ontario, vote upon the record of this government, they will have in mind this famous Newmarket canal, and will deal out to the Minister of Justice the justice to which he is entitled. And I feel confident that the verdict will be ' guilty,' and there will be no recommendation to mercy.
At one o'clock the House took recess.
The House resumed at three o'clock.