On the orders of the day:
Hon. R, B. HANSON (Yorlc-Sunbury): Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday, the last day of the last session, I asked the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley) to table the agreements proposed to be entered into with the provinces respecting the vacating of certain fields of taxation. On that occasion he said he would like to
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have time to consider the request-which I thought fair; but in a subsequent statement, as I recall it, he stated:
I am not just sure how far the government should go in submitting draft documents to the house before signature. However, they have been given to the press and I shall give consideration to-
And then I interrupted him. If these documents have been given to the press before they have been given to parliament, I think that is an astonishing circumstance; and I would ask that they be tabled forthwith, without any further consideration on the part of the minister.
Hon. J. L, ILSLEY (Minister of Finance): Mr. Speaker, I was interrupted by the hon. gentleman very abruptly when I was making what I thought-