The question about Jack
Canuck came up also. There had appeared in the paper called Jack Canuck a very drastic and critical article in regard to the commissioners. The commissioner asked me: Do you think that the editor of Jack Canuck should be asked to attend and give his evidence?-and I replied: It is a public inquiry and as a reptitable paper has made this criticism I think that the man who wrote the article should be given an opportunity to come before the commission and give his evidence. If the hon. member for Frontenac thought that I suggested that he was unfair in any way he has quite misapprehended what I intended. I said at the beginning that he was zealous and earnest in the cause but that he did not give due weight to the tremendous good that might result from this report and that I regretted that in dragging down the commissioners he was possibly doing a great injury to the cause he desired to advance. I had no desire to be critical or in any way to reflect on what the hon. member had done, but I merely desired to direct attention to what I thought was the tremendous advantage that might redound to our criminal and convict class if steps were taken to carry out the recommendations of the report of the commission.