I desire to ask the Minister of Naval Service (Hon. J. D. Hazen) whether the patrol service, at Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, is a Canadian or an Imperial establishment? If it is a Canadian "establishment, to what extent is it to be developed and enlarged?
It may be correctly said that the service is partly Canadian and party Im-
perial. There is a section of the patrol service which is under the control of Imperial officers; another is under the control of the Canadian Naval Department. In respect of certain parts of the service, it might be said that there is mixed control.
On Saturday I directed the attention of the Government to a report in regard to the cessation of the purchase of bacon by the British Government. In the absence of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Sir George Foster) the Minister of Finance (Sir Thomas White) said that possibly the Minister of Trade and Commerce would be able to give an answer at a later date.
On motion of Sir Thomas White (Minister of Finance), Bill No. 128, for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service foT the financial year ending the 31st March, 1918, was read the second time, considered in committee, reported, read the third: time, and passed.
GAME IN NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.
Hon. W. J. ROCHE (Minister of Interior) moved concurrence in certain amendments made by the Senate to Bill No. 100, respecting game in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
(Leader of the Official Opposition)
The only important change is the amendment in section 4 changing the close season for the hunting and killing of moose, deer and mountain goats. I presume my hon. friend has looked into the matter and is satisfied that the period suggested is preferable to the one contained in the Bill as it passed this House.
Topic: SUPPLY BILL-THIRD READING.
Subtopic: GAME IN NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.