Mr. T. S. SPROULE.
Mr. Speaker, before you leave the chair, I wish to bring to the attention of the government and the House a question which I have been endeavouring to have discussed with the Minister of Agriculture ; but, owing to his multiplicity of engagements, he has been unable to give any attention to it lately, and I desire to deal with it before the House closes. It is in reference to an application either for a refund or an indemnity on account of customs duties paid by one F. H. Page, of Mission, British Columbia, upon horses that were Mr. BRODER.
exported from Canada to the United States upon the strength of a circular sent out by the Department of Agriculture, giving information as to the class of stock that might be imported into that country free of duty. He was told that an understanding had been reached between the Canadian government and the government at Washington that it would be to the mutual advantage of both countries to allow thoroughbred stock to be imported into each free of duty. As he desired to send some thoroughbred horses into the United States, he made inquiry as to what the regulations were, and he was sent the following circular :