I think so too, and I think it is rather creditable to the hon. gentleman who represents that district, that he seems to have passed the word to his medical friends-for I assume they are his medical friends-that they had better start at this calling on a certain date; because it is a very odd coincidence that Dr. Baxter of Thessalon, started on his duties on July 1st, and ended them on the 31st of October; that Dr. Hamilton, of Fort William, started on the same date and ended on the same date; that Dr. Gibson, of Sault Ste. Marie, also started on the same date, and ended on the same date. It seems that the word was spread about that these gentlemen might give their services to the government at the very fair salary of ?100 a month. I find also that Dr. Aylesworth, of Colling-wood, started on the 1st of July, and ended on the 31st of October. It is absurd to argue that they were all on the look-out for vessels, because Dr. Parker, of Bruce Mines, started on the 5tli of March, long before navigation opened. I would ask the hon. minister specially to bring down the correspondence which relates to the appointment of these medical gentlemen in the district of Algoma at the points which I have referred to.
Subtopic: FEBKUARY 25. 1902