Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).
I understood my right hon. friend entertained the view then, that the judges were too numerous for the work which was to be done, and that the Conservative party having control of the number of judges in the province of Quebec at that time, ought to see that that matter was regulated, and that no increase in the number of judges should be asked
for. Of course, if my right hon. friend states that that was uot his view at that time, I accept his statement at once, but I so understood it on the authority of Sir John Thompson himself.