Mr. Flemming (Victoria-Carleton):
In making some observations in reply to the hon. gentleman I might say that a good deal of discussion took place before this section was phrased and that what is contemplated here is the matter of consulting firms who might be employed on a temporary basis to make a report on certain things. For instance, I could make a report on the particular merit of, we will say, Cape Breton coal for a certain purpose. These consultants might have specialized knowledge and they might make a specialized examination. It is contemplated that clause 13 will cover the staff. Clause 14 covers the specialized examinations which it is envisaged might be necessary for the success of the board, and provides that for these examinations they might have authority to engage the services of consultants.
Subtopic: PROVISION FOR DEFINITION OF DUTIES, APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS, ETC.