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


Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

In connection with that, I presume it would be necessary to bring up the whole subject of the controversy and investigation into the Treadgold concessions, because some of those Orders in Council affect the situation there. One which the Prime Minister just read would apply to that, namely, that one giving them the privilege to group together a number of claims, of which they become possessed perhaps through the abandonment of others, or through taking up others and jointly working them. I see they have had a public meeting out there and protested against the mode of the inquiry that was conducted by the commission, and are memorializing, it seems, the Governor in Council against the way the inquiry was conducted. Could the Prime Minister give us any information regarding the situation, and has he any report from the commissioners on the work they have undertaken ?

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