With the consent of the house, I really believe the point raised by my hon. friend ought to be answered immediately. Let me assure him that the matter at issue is simply one of procedure and not one of intention. We are advised by the law officers of the crown that under the War Measures Act we have the power to proceed with the amendments which are necessary to make the Combines Investigation Act effective in time of war. Let me assure my hon. friend that this is our intention, to make the Combines Investigation Act effective in time of war and to take whatever steps may be necessary to curb profiteering at this time.
Subtopic: STRENGTHENING OF PROCEDURE FOR INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION