I have this to say to the hon. gentleman, who I am sorry to say has not as good temper as he might have, that I thought the whole discussion was in the nature of banter. But if he wants to have an answer from the government on this great question of policy as to what ought to be the constitution of the cabinet, I think he will agree with me that the present occasion is not well suited to a discussion of that kind where we are only discussing the estimates of the Department of the Interior. If he desires, however, to ascertain the views of the government with relation to the constitution of the cabinet, which might be a very proper and important question to discuss, if he will give us proper notice we will be glad to gratify him.
March 20, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)
Topic: SUPPLY-CANADIAN CATTLE IN GREAT BRITAIN.