This question was up before and it was then said that this was not to be a purely Canadian mint, but a branch of the Royal mint. Now, as it is costing so much money, perhaps it would be interest-
ing if the first minister could tell us just what the distinction is. The gentleman from British Columbia (Mr. Macpherson) seems to think it is to be a Canadian affair, something that is to be of immense good to Vancouver, and to buy all the gold that will be produced in this country. When we find it is costing us nearly $400,000 we might know what the difference is between a branch of the Royal Mint and a purely Canadian mint.
Subtopic: FEBKUAKY C, 1905