April 25, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The PRIME MINISTER.

Now, the leader of the opposition has the reason why I am not called upon to give an explanation today. I never heard the report was brought down. But it appears that certain papers which the hon. gentleman expected to be in the return were not in it, and he called the attention of the Minister of Militia to the fact. These are matters of detail as to which the Minister of Militia never spoke to me. Now, the hon. leader of the opposition understands why I can not give an explanation, and why these papers were not brought down. He now has an explanation from the hon. member for Jacques Cartier of the reason, who says that he called the attention of the Minister of Militia to the absence of these papers, and I suppose the Minister of Militia is now corresponding with the authorities in Montreal to procure them.

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