I would ask the minister again, providing this bill falls through as a result of the provinces not participating in the scheme, will this government assume the full responsibility? I think we ought to have a direct answer to that question.
formulated as to the operation of this act in the Yukon? Has the minister had any communication with the gold commissioner of that territory, who is in charge of the administration there, how it is going to be worked out?
am correct. I quite agree with other hon. members that this act will be abortive. Whether it is the gold commissioner or anybody else, I am sure that this act in its present terms will never come into operation in the Yukon, and it is just a waste of time considering it.
I am strongly in favour of the principle of this bill, but I think that some meeting or conference should have been held with the provinces first. Have any of the provinces indicated their willingness to come in under this legislation?