February 27, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN.

But I shall wait until the Minister of the Interior is in his place. Again I call the attention of the right hon. gentleman to the absence of a number of his ministers from this House. The Minister of Public Works (Mr. Sutherland) is not here. I regret that he is ill, but the constitutional practice is that when a minister is not able to take his place in

the House he ought to vacate the position, both in his own interest and that of the country- The hon. member for London, (Mr. Hyman), who is discharging the duties of the Minister of Public Works, is contravening the constitution every day under the circumstances.

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