Hon. GROTE STIRLING (Minister of National Defence):
The hon. member was
good enough to let me know that he was going to ask this question. The chairman of the commission has kept me aware from time to time of the progress being made by the commission. The last communication I received was a week ago, in which he intimated that the evidence which the commission proposed to take in Vancouver was complete, but that the commission proposed to take a little more evidence in Vancouver island, and then would hasten to the preparation of its report. In a previous communication he had intimated that the secretarial work of preparing the evidence for consideration was well in hand, and I anticipate that within the next few days it is probable that the report will reach the government.
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