A further supplementary
question, Mr. Speaker. May I ask the minister why in this Treasury Board minute respecting the commitments which the B.I.F. group have given to a parliamentary committee with respect to not associating their business with that of the bank the minister is given authority to exempt them from the commitment they have made to the House of Commons, a commitment which the applicants themselves had voluntarily given to a committee of the house.
Subtopic: BANK OF WESTERN CANADA-LOANS TO PREFERRED SHAREHOLDERS