It is only $69 a year or something like that, but I am not talking about the amount. It is the question of principle. There should be a fair deal of this kind, and we on this side are accused, even by our own friends, of not being high minded enough, and not big enough, and that all our energies and thoughts should be devoted to the winning of the war, wjiich is true, but it is surprising that, in the midst of the great burden on the department now, that small petty connivance of this sort should be engaging the attention of the head of the department, taking a $60 contract from one man and giving it to a Tory. We are justified in refusing to believe that the department are regarding the war as serious, as they want us to, when such small matters are engaging their attention. I wish to bring this matter to the notice of the Minister, so that he will not be encouraging such conduct. I have the documents here, and the proof is conclusive. The
amount is small, but the principle is the same as if the amount were large.