I am informed that the Prime Minister himself was paired with the hon. member for Edmonton. I am certain that had the Prime Minister known that the motion was to come up, he would have remained in the House.
I did not know that we were going into Supply to-night. If my hon. friend desires to go into personal matters, I may say that when I paired with the Prime Minister I had intended to go home, not anticipating that we should take up Supply to-night.