October 13, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. S. SPROULE (East Grey).

I do not actually oppose the adoption of the motion, but this report has been but a short time before the House and many of us have had no opportunity of seeing it. I do not know what the statement read by the Chairman of the committee purports to be, whether it is a report from the committee or part of the general report, or observations of his own. In any case, I must take exception to it because I think it is somewhat out of place or, at least, that the conclusions are still the subject of controversy. My judgment in connection with the discharge of his duties by the inspector of binder twine is that there was very strong evidence before the committee that the inspector misunderstood his duties and acted a part he was not justified in playing either by the statute under which he acted or any other authority, I think it would be well to allow this to remain for a day until we look into it.

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