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


Rufus Henry Pope

Conservative (1867-1942)


Did they decide that it was fit for making rope ? Has that ever been developed ? The hon. minister should give us further evidence. Of course lie has given us this much evidence that the High Commissioner has recommended to our consideration the expenditure of this money. I am inclined to give fair consideration to the recommendation of the High Commissioner, but the High Commissioner uever seems to have opposed our having been associated with this Imperial Institute when it was in a wrecked condition. Consequently, perhaps, the High Commissioner has not studied that question as closely as he ought to have done. I think it is due to this committee from the fact that we have been associated with what is recognized by the hon. minister and members of this House a.-, a defunct institution practically, and when we are going to join a new organization which promises us better things to be furnished with evidence, first, that these people are friendly to us, and secondly, that they are not harnessed up with the red tape that goes along with government in that country. My experience is that in everything associated with government in that country you have officers and red tape and a lot of nonsense that disgusts everybody

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