Hon. H. S. BELAND (Beauce) :
Before the Orders of the Day are proceeded with, which means the taking up of Government Orders, I would ask the unanimous consent of the House to pass to Public Bills and Orders for the purpose of securing the second reading of a Bill founded upon a resolution passed by the House some days ago. The Bill in question is Bill No. 117, to amend the Maple Products Act, and in connection therewith I would quote the observations I made on April 25 last to the following effect:
May X suggest that the resolution be reported, and that after the Bill has received Its first and second readings, It toe referred to the Committee on Agriculture, who may call whatever experts they desire. I will be quite willing to abide by the decision of that committee.
If the House is agreeable we could pass to Public Bills and Orders, read this Bill a second time without discussion, and then refer it to the Committee on Agriculture and Colonization.