Rt. Hon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER (Acting Prime Minister):
With the consent of the House I should like to propose a motion, which I shall explain in a few words. In the first session of 1919 a resolution proposed by the member for London (Mr. Cronyn) was adopted by the House approving the appointment of a committee on scientific research. On the motion of Hon. Dr. Reid, a committee was appointed. That committee made certain inquiries and on
July 1, 1919, submitted a report which contained the following recommendation:
Tour committee would therefore recommend that the committee should be reappointed as early as possible next session to give further consideration to this matter, and to prepare to the House for consideration proposals dealing therewith.
The committee had been unable to complete its 'investigations; accordingly this recommendation was made. The report was adopted by the House and the recommendation for the reappointment of the committee, therefore approved. The session of last autumn was called for special legislation, and it was not considered best that the committee should be reappointed for that session. At the beginning of the present session I went into the matter, and with a view to carrying out the recommendation of the committee and the wish of the Howse as expressed by its approval of that report, I beg to move:
That a special committee be appointed forthwith to consider the matter of the development in Canada of scientific research with power to call for persons, papers and records to examine witnesses under oath, and to report from time to time ; that rule 11 be suspended in connection therewith, and that the following persons do constitute such committee: Messieurs Archambault, Btland, Cowan, Cronyn, Denis, Manion, Maclean (Halifax), MoGibbon (Mus-koka), Nicholson (Algoma), Pardee, Ross (Middlesex), Sheard, Sinclair (Antigonish and Guysboro), Steele, Thompson (Yukon), Tweedie, and Whidden.
That is practically the Committee of last year, with some additions.
Subtopic: REAPPOINTMENT OP COMMITTEE.