June 3, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)


Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)



I cannot give more information than I have already, stated. I must make use of the government officers for such work. I have not in my department any expert upon vessels. The Department of Marine and Fisheries has amongst its officers men whose judgment is used by the government for this purpose. I confess that I am in ignorance of the details of what the hon. gentleman is alluding to, as it is not in my *department; consequently I cannot give any answer in regard to that. But jus't as in a matter of law I would consult the department of justice, so in a matter of purchasing vessels, I would secure the best information I could from the Department of Marine *which is charged with such matters.

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