This resolution precedes the introduction of a bill to continue for a further period of ten years the present statutory provision under which a grant of $75,000 a year is paid to the national battlefields commission. I could give details as to the operation of the commission, if it should be desired at this stage, or I could do so on the bill itself. I think most hon. members of the house are familiar with the work of the commission. I thought I would advance the measure a step to-day, thus enabling any members not here this afternoon but who may be here later to say anything they wish at a later stage.
Subtopic: AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENT TO COMMISSION OF $75,000 A YEAR FOR PERIOD NOT EXCEEDING TEN YEARS