Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
I do not know which was overlooked, whether it was the centre, the east or the west, but in order to make doubly sure we have provided that all shall be represented.
Mr. CASGRAiIN. I presume the reason why the four commissioners are to be appointed is the very grave difficulty which exists in the province of Quebec. I do not know whether it is true or not but it is stated on all sides that there is a grave difficulty in connection with the premier of the province of Quebec and that it has been found convenient by this government to provide a very fat berth for that gentleman so that he will be able to resign and become one of the commissioners.