May I inquire from the leader of the Government if any person in any way connected with Griffenhagen and Associates is still in the employ of the Government, and if so, what work such person or persons are doing, and under what authority?
answer to my hon. friend I would say that the contract, as per notice, has been cancelled, but the work of organization a part of which remains unfinished will still be carried on by the subcommittee of Council with the aid of certain persons employed from that company.
In answer to the hon. member for Kent, N.B. (Mr. Leger) who inquired yesterday as to the progress of a return ordered by the House on March 14, I may say that the delay in bringing it down occurs by reason of the way the notice of motion for production of papers was framed, it being worded by the hon. member in the general form which, I venture to suggest is too often used, and which compels inquiry to be made of, and reply awaited from, every department of the Government. If hon. members would confine notices of motion to cover only the department they have in mind, they would get returns more rapidly. This particular return really covers the Department of Indian Affairs, but being general in its form inquiries had to be made of all departments. The answer from the Department of Indian Affairs went to the Secretary of State some
time ago, and consequently it will only be a short time until the return is brought down.