Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
If we have gold coined, we get it coined in England Now we are going to do the reverse. Up to the present time the Royal Mint has coined British coins and Canadian coins ; the Royal Mint in Canada will coin Canadian coins and also English coins, the English sovereign, &c. In order to do this, the mint has to be a branch of the Royal mint; that is the way it has to be done. This it: what the Minister of Finance says. The advantage is this : We may not require for ourselves all the gold that we produce in Canada and that gold will be coined in Canada into British sovereigns and sent over for circulation to Great Britain, and in order to have this done the Canadian mint will be made by Royal proclamation a branch of the Royal Mint.
Subtopic: FEBKUAKY C, 1905