Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):
other words, the over-all figure which the minister gave this afternoon is a figure which he has arrived at by adding up all the various moneys spent in this year by his own department. I appreciate the fact he has given us the over-all total. It is clear, however, that the amount appropriated by means of governor general's warrant does not come before parliament in any way. This has been voted by the cabinet, by the governor in council, separate from what is being voted by parliament. I do not make any secret of this, Mr. Chairman. My interest is in the mechanics of governor general's warrants because they are not everyday affairs, are they?