I can only say that the Auditor General and myself-who, I may remark, are on the best of terms ; I have the highest respect for that officer-have discussed this matter pretty fully. I have ventured to suggest that he should issue the credits in the meantime ; but he, in the exercise of what he deems, not merely his right, but his duty, declines to do so. I do not know of any other method of dealing with the matter except the introduction of this Bill-if I did, I certainly would not propose the measure.
September 14, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)
Topic: CONSOLIDATED REVENUE AND AUDIT ACT AMENDMENT.