May 27, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

L-C

Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

I am bound to say the minister is open to some censure for great carelessness in this matter. In 1902 he explained what he proposed doing in conjunction with Lord Strathcona to make the office he had rented of some service to Canada. Last year he made the same explanation, and yet nothing has been done. The hon. gentleman must see that he is not pressing this matter as he ought to do, and certainly he is not pressing it as the people of Canada require it to be pressed. The immigration department found that the people in England were not able to see the produce of this country, which hindered immigration, and for this reason the department of immigration was forced to take up this work and obtain offices in order to show the products of Canada. The hon. gentleman is not pressing the matter, and in the interests of trade more life should be put into him. I should think that the stuff that was bought on the last occasion should have had a better effect than it has had, and should have put more life into the hon. gentleman.

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