Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):
I said the
government had not considered the matter. IMany of the richest finds have been made by men who have no knowledge, or at least very "little knowledge, of prospecting. It would be a very difficult thing to select men. I do mot know how you could place any restrictions on it, because there are a great many men who take all sorts of chances, who love the life and make real discoveries, and these men contribute very largely to the wealth of the country. Many of them work all their lives and discover nothing. I think my hon. friend will bear me out in that statement, but some of the best among them are selected by corporations who are interested in the mining business, and they are kept in the field for that purpose. But the government has not given any consideration to grub staking and prospecting.
Subtopic: EQUALITY OF GROUNDS FOR RELIEF AS BETWEEN THE SEXES