Hon. CHARLES FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice).
The matter has been under consideration, but I may say that this is the first time that it has been intimated to me that the business of the court has been delayed in consequence of the vacancy in the chief justiceship. My hon. friend is aware that, for reasons which I need not explain, there has been for some time a vacancy in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, and I have not heard any complaint that as a result there has been any great delay in the business of the court. Of course, if my hon. friend, who comes from Nova Scotia makes the statement that there has been, I will accept that as a complaint of a very serious character.