Hon. L. P. BRODEUR (Minister of Marine and Fisheries).
I suppose my hon. friend (Mr Campbell) will be kind enough to let me have the affidavit he has read, for, I may inform him, a commission has been appointed to inquire into the whole question of fisheries in Manitoba and the Northwest, and I should be very glad to refer this affidavit to the commission for investigation. Some complaints reached the department some time ago that our officers were working in the interest of the fishing companies. I can hardly think that such a charge can be true, but, as the statement was made, I gave the commission instructions to investigate that point. I shall be glad to communicate to the commissioners at once the affidavit that my hon. friend has read.