Mr. Flemming (Vicioria-Carlelon):
justifications for this clause is that there are various reasons which make it most desirable that there should be at least one meeting held in Ottawa. It was felt that in the interest of the most efficient discharge of the board's duties there should be the one meeting here.
This point was raised some time ago by another hon. member in connection with meetings of the board to be held at various places and at various times. It was felt, of course, that the board should have freedom to meet at various places in the Atlantic provinces. It might, for example, wish to hold one meeting in Newfoundland, another in Nova Scotia, and so on. But one meeting must be held in Ottawa itself.
Subtopic: PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.