The Minister of Public Works was good enough to say to-night, as on previous occasions, that in extending the scriD rights after they had expired he was following the example of myself. I wish to correct him and to inform him that when the late Government extended the scrip rights which were expiring on December 31, 1910, the extension was made before that date.
Mr. CROTHERS thereupon moved for Leave to introduce Bill No. 186, to amend the Volunteer Bounty Act, 1912.
I had an interview with the whip on the Government side and was informed by him that the purpose of going into Supply was merely to pass a certain item. There is no objection whatever to doing so. But under the new rule, if we are moved into Supply to-night on the estimates of the Department of Agriculture, as I understand the rule, we shall be debarred from the privilege of moving a vote of want of confidence on the estimates of the Minister of Agricuture when Committee of Supply on those estimates is again proposed. I would ask the leader of the House if he agrees that if we go into Supply tonight for the purpose of passing this item we are not thereby brought under the operation of that rule in this instance.
was specific; if it can be made more specific I shall be glad to make it so. If the estimates for the Department of Agriculture should be taken up on Friday, for example, I can assure him on behalf of this side that he will be given every privilege and opportunity in so far as moving any vote of want of confidence that he may desire to move is concerned.
Motion agreed to, and House went into Committee of Supply.
Arts, agriculture and statistics-for renewing and improving Canadian exhibit at Imperial Institute, London, and assisting in the maintenance thereof $8,000.