Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
That is my pretention, and I think that has been the pretention from the first day of confederation.
Section 4 agreed to.
. Sir WILFRID LAURIER. I now move the amendment of which I gave notice this morning about the organization of the department :
Section 4a, There shall be a department of the government of Canada which shall be called the Department of the Naval Service, over which the Minister of Marine and Fisheries for the time being shall preside, and shall be the Minister of the Naval Service.