July 10, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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The MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

It would be difficult, under the circumstances, to make a satisfactory investigation. I quite recognize what my hon. friend says that if there are distinct allegations of impropriety in connection with the financial relations between the members of the colony and Mr. Barr himself, it would be well that these should be cleared up as fully as possible, but whether the facts which can be brought before us will be sufficient to justify our going into an inquiry, I could not say at the moment. I will undertake to procure the debate, if it is reported, to which my hon. friend referred, and endeavour to find out upon what specific facts and allegations, any charges of impropriety are based, and then determine whether I can properly go on with an investigation
or not. Possibly I may have that information before my estimates are through.

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE BARR COLONY.
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