Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) :
I beg to lay on the Table the evidence taken by the McLeod-Tellier Cornmission. I am laying on the Table at the same time the evidence and proceedings before the Galt Commission, because of the fact that this was in major part the material with which the McLeod-Tellier Commission was called upon to deal. Whether it will be necessary, in the event of the proceedings before the McLeod-Tellier Commission being printed, to print also that most important material that they had before them may depend somewhat upon whether or not that evidence, having been already printed, I understand, by the provincial authorities, is available or not. But I thought it better to place before the House the entire material which the McLeod-Tellier Commission had before it.
Hon. WM. PUGSLEY: Is it intended to print the evidence without the matter being further considered? My right hon. friend (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) mentioned the matter, and perhaps it might be as well to allow it to stand till to-morrow and see what he desires. If the evidence before the Galt Commission is already printed and available, I do not see any reason for printing the same matter twice over. It would be merely necessary to print the supplemental evidence.