Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):
I do not suppose I have the right to say anything. On its face what the minister has said sounds like a very reasonable request, but I have learned from long experience in this house that government statements on bills are not always factual, that there is a great deal of propaganda about them, and for that reason I am rather suspicious of these statements. However, the minister is adamant and does not want to oblige me, and there is an end of it. I think we ought to have until Thursday to read this bill before we are asked to agree to the second reading.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
Subtopic: CONDITIONS GOVERNING TEN-YEAR EXTENSION OP BANK CHARTERS