May 10, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)


The First Minister has gone far beyond what I mentioned. With a great deal of what he has said I can entirely concur. I mentioned that 1 had overheard, as I passed, my leader make a statement from which I understood that, so far as to-night is concerned, the Prime Minister would not wish to take up any items except those mentioned that would have to be passed in toto. I called attention to this as we were asked to take up the estimates of the Department of Trade and Commerce. As to the broader question what we should do between this and the 23rd, I was not at all referring to. But I may say that if 1 thought we were going through the estimates generally to-night I would probably have brought up the matter we were speaking of yesterday. But I understood the Prime Minister wanted to go on with some things before going away and i did not wish to block him. But i do not need to deal with that matter, as my leader (Mr. Borden, Halifax) is here and he will know what to do.

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