Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
With deference to my hon. friend the Minister of Finance, it seems clear to me that it is absolutely necessary because there are distinct charges upon the public revenue created by the Bill which are not in existence at the present time. The ordinary course is to introduce a resolution in the first instance, but there has been a practice sometimes of first introducing the Bill, leaving the money clauses in blank. However, not even that course has been pursued in the present case.
I have no doubt the House will not be disposed to be critical with regard to an important measure of this kind, and I think it would be'wise to have the omission corrected at the earliest possible moment.