Mr. Speaker, a couple of weeks ago I presented to this House a petition from the Peigan Indian band, and the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs (Mr. Stewart, Argenteuil) assured me that if I allowed the matter to stand he would give me an opportunity to discuss it under the Indian estimates which he would bring forward sometime in the afternoon. I understood from him that these estimates would be dealt with yesterday, but as they were not, may I ask if the government will bring these particular estimates forward at a convenient hour to-day
It is a little difficult to arrange to-day's programme, but I can assure my hon. friend that the Indian estimates will be brought along to-day. I think the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Stewart) has in mind the wishes of my hon. friend, because he intimated to me yesterday that he expected to go on with the estimates this afternoon. I cannot say definitely at what stage of the day's proceedings they will be reached.
Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask a question which I am sure will be of great interest to every citizen, and no doubt of some interest to the members of this House. Will' the Prime Minister state when the next general election will take place; will it be before the next session or afterwards?
Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask whether the members of this House will be put in possession of a printed copy of the report made by the Senate committee in regard to the consolidation of the railway systems of this country.
I cannot say whether the report is printed or not. The Senate arranges the printing of its own reports. I have no doubt, however, that the Senate will be desirous of having the report printed, and I should think copies will be available.
Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, with relation to that point, I observe that the Senate committee which is supposed to be making this report-the origin of which would be very interesting-met in secret. I would suggest that the government see to it that if there is any report the evidence in support of it-