On the contrary, the hon. member for Parry Sound so understood it in
the speech he made this afternoon, and every one on this side of the house who heard him, whether they are associated with him or otherwise, so understood it. That is the position. You cannot say that order in council is amended afterwards without involving that there has been a change made to the document that is signed by the crown, and I do say that is a position which cannot be accepted. Now the hon. minister says that this order in council would, unless these words have been added to it, have involved payments for coarse grains. The document says that it dealt with wheat and wheat only, and it states further that the whole payment was to be subject to verification by the auditors. As a matter of fact the hon. gentleman asked me a question which I do not think he had a right to ask, as to what my understanding of the order in council was, and I certainly understood the order in council to deal with wheat, but I did not know what sum was covered by the word " expenses," and when I did, as has been said, suggest the words should be added that were added, it is because I did not know what was included for expenses. But I certainly did not believe, from reading the language of that draft report, that it dealt with other than wheat; neither did the Minister of Finance, as far as I know. Because as a matter of fact Mr. Hunter first came down the country to, I think, Cornwall or some point on the line and then went through to Toronto that I might have an opportunity of looking more carefully into the draft, as I did, with the addition of the words to the draft as indicated by the telegram for the purpose of securing verification by the auditor as to the account. I can only say, in view of the language contained in the order in council as produced, it is quite clear that the auditor general would not make payment for anything other than wheat; it is quite clear that nothing but wheat could be paid for as far as this country is concerned.