Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 135, to amend the Ottawa Improvement Commission Act, 1919. He said:
The Bill is not of very great importance. There are two clauses. The first provides for the appointment of a secretary by the Governor in Council. I believe the reason is that the chairman of the commission has a secretary who is acting gratuitously, and that he should be appointed in this way. I really do not know who the secretary is; the chairman is Mr. Matthews. The second clause enables the commission to lease or sell any land not required. There is no such power in the Act now.