I do not wish to delay the proceedings, but this is the one occasion, when the government does choose to move to go into supply, when hon. members might possibly bring up some subject for redress. I will not object to the estimates of this department being introduced at the present time, but I do not think it should be done too often in this way at the last moment.
As a matter of fact, never has.there been a government that I know of while I have been in this house which has moved so seldom to go into supply as this government. This government has done so as rarely as possible, apparently for the purpose of dodging the possibility of some private member bringing up a controversial subject.
I have explained that. I said estimates were only fillers in, and that is correct; but I do not want them filled in quite so easily all the time, because there may be an occasion when we wish to take up some subject. However, I do not wish to delay the introduction of the estimates of this department getting in. I have nothing in view in regard to moving an amendment, but I hope that one of these days the government will move to go into supply and give us an opportunity if we wish to bring up anything.