I desire to ask the hon. Postmaster General when I may expect the various returns from his department which were ordered by the House at my request. One of these orders was made on the 22nd of January. As I intend to discuss the matter referred to in these papers before the session closes, I would be very glad if the minister would see that the papers are brought down.
I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce, and in order to do so I will read the following telegram from the secretary of the Grain Growers' Association of Saskatchewan.
Moosejaw, Saak., March 9, 1912. W. E. Knowles, M.P., Ottawa.
Whilst fullest discussion was afforded before Senate committee last year, farmers are fearful that through the influence of elevator and transportation companies at Ottawa farmers' friends will be handicapped and their interests sacrificed. Our association is ready to send delegation if in your opinion their cause may be assisted.
FRED. W. GREEN, Secretary, Saskatchewan G.G.A.,
I wish to ask the hon. minister whether he will give me an assurance or an intimation that the progress of the Grain Bill will be delayed for a sufficient length of time to give the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association an opportunity to send this delegation here. I should think it could be here by the end of this week. I understand that the Bill has now been waiting for a week, and I submit that the matter is of sufficient urgency that it might be further delayed till they arrive. I hope the hon. minister can give me that intimation so that I may answer this telegram.