Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
Certainly they will. But at present they send it to Seattle. The consequence is that most of the purchases for the Yukon are made at: Seattle. That is the place of exchange ; the gold has to be exchanged for everything a miner requires. We get a large share of the trade, for certain reasons ; but there is at Seattle, Tacoma and at other Pacific coast cities of the United States a large trade with the Yukon which we would get if the gold were to come here. With a mint at Vancouver, a great deal of the trade would go there. So that the establishment
[DOT]of a mint will give a great impetus to our j trade, and will give us a trade which we have not to-day. I think this reason should commend itself to the critical judgment of my hon. friend the leader of the opposition.
Subtopic: FEBKUAKY C, 1905