Mr. STEWART (Leeds):
Here is a man employed by the Dominion who to all practical intents and purposes is a permanent employee. In the course of that employment and as a result of information which he obtained from inspection and examination of the machines in the department he gets a patent in some way. I am not going to question how he got it. Under ordinary circumstances if he were with a private corporation that patent, I submit, would belong to the corporation, and he would not be, entitled to any extra compensation. However, the minister has decided to give him this amount. I am glad to know that it is not for more than one year. While I think it is irregular .and contrary to the spirit of the act, that is all I desire to say about it.