May 7, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

At the time the very large delegation waited on us no question of the kind was raised. All these gentlemen asked was that the machinery of the Tariff Act might be put in operation. What the government do in this matter is simply to appoint the tribunal and then it is open to all persons interested to present their claims. I may say that I was called upon within' the last day or so by gentlemen connected with the Canadian Press Association, who put some questions to me in regard to that matter. They were aware that they would have to accept a very serious responsibility, but I do not know that they were not willing to accept it; and when Judge Taschereau opens his

court, I have no doubt they will be present and will be prepared to produce such evidence as they can in support of their allegations.

Topic:   SUPPLY-VALLEYFIELD RIOTS.
Subtopic:   MACKENZIE KING,
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