Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod):
Mr. Speaker, I regret that I happened to be out of the house yesterday morning when this bill received second reading and was passed in committee of the whole. There are two or three observations that I would like to make and I would like, if I may, to direct a question to the minister. I have not yet had the privilege of reading Hansard so that I have to depend on what I have heard with regard to the statement of the minister yesterday.
I wamt to suggest to the minister that from this time on no bonds of the dominion should be issued payable in gold. I made this suggestion to the Minister of.Finance of Canada eight or nine years ago. I am afraid he did not see fit to act on it at that time.