January 18, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

If the Government had said to me: We will allow you to go to Victoria to act as counsel and to examine and cross-examine witnesses before Sir Charles Davidson, I would gladly have gone, and I would not have asked a farthing for expenses, because I would have elicited the truth, I think. But further, I was surprised to find that none of these gentlemen were asked to explain why three .cheques were given, why a draft on a Seattle bank was given, and why the remainder was divided *into two sums, one of which was a Bank draft amounting to $500,000 'and the other was foir the balamee out of which the bank charges 'and exchange were taken, Not oinie single question was aislked in regard to that. What was asked of these witnesses was: did you pay any graft in Canada; did you pay .any graft or commission to anybody in iCanladlal? forgetting, apparently that Seattle in the United States is onlly forty miles away. Weill,possibly my hon. friend is sabiisfiecL

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