If the minister purchased on his recommendation he got very good advice. But that does not alter the fact that the Government purchased from this man that property for which no person ip the world would have paid $25,000 at that time. The property purchased by the Government 'of the province of Saskatchewan was purchased in 1913, before the boom in real estate had broken, and there was a vast difference between the values in 1913 and those in 1914. The minister probably knows that by bitter experience in connection with real estate that he has in Winnipeg. Nobody knows better than he that it was in the beginning of 1914 that the real estate boom broke, and he cannot justify the purchase of that site by dragging in the name of the Government of the province of Saskatchewan.
The minister says he has done a great deal for the city of Eegina. ,As a matter of fact, he has done nothing at all for that city. He takes credit to himself for having made Eegina the headquarters of the military district, but he did not do that; it was the Minister of Militia who did it.