February 25, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE.

If they are good reasons they should have been given at the beginning when we commenced Supply last week. Hon. gentlemen opposite, with the object of proceeding as rapidly as possible with the estimates, did not take that objection. The leader of the Opposition asked me last evening what estimates would come up to-day, and I told him that we would take the estimates of the Department of Agriculture. Every reasonable provision has been made to meet the wishes of hon. gentlemen opposite, and when the minister states that he will allow any controversial items to stand over until he can supply the information required, I think that ought to commend itself to the fairness of lion, gentlemen opposite.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   EDITION
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