Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
Before the orders of the day are called, I would like to say to the Minister of the Interior that I have had a letter from the commissioner of immigration, Mr. Scott, asking for particulars with respect to one of the officials in Halifax to whom I referred in the House not long ago The information which I have is in the form of a statutory declaration having the force of an affidavit. As it is from a man who has been dismissed in consequence of an investigation recently held, and as it contains charges against one of the officials of the government, I think for the present it is not best for me to read it in the House until the government shall have an opportunity of making an investigation. Instead of doing so, I shall hand the original to the Minister of the Interior, in order that he may make a copy of it, and return the original to me. I have also a declaration respecting another official, but as to that, I think I shall speak privately to the minister, as there are some circumstances which seem tn make that the wiser course.