Section agreed to.
On section 2-Contents of French foot.
Mr.'A. K. MACLEAN: On the first reading of the Bill the object of this clause was explained very fully. The change proposed is cbnsequent upon the recommendation of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures to secure what is expected to be a more accurate definition of the French foot. So far as Canada is concerned, the French foot is employed only in the province of Quebec, and in connection with land surveys. The French foot as at present defined contains 12-79 inches, and the correction only amounts to -001. I understand this change is approved of by the Incorporated Society of Surveyors in the province of Quebec, and I do not think there can be any objection to it.