Mr. HAGGART (Lanark).
The question now before the House is one of importance. The right hon. Prime Minister was appointed to go to the Imperial Conference as the representative of Canada, and tile House adjourned for the very purpose of allowing him to go. His first duty on returning here was to give a full report of the proceedings. He says it has not been printed. Well, it ought to have been printed. The precis was printed from day to day and every newspaper in London knew what was going on every day. And, at the end of the conference it was complete. I heard reports about what action the right hon. gentleman had taken in the conference, and i wanted to be fully informed upon the subject. 1 spoke to Mr. Foster about it and he told me he had a copy of the precis. I 'asked him where he got it. He said, ' I am entitled to it -as a privy councillor, an-d I went and got it.' He was in possession of it on the 11th July. It is now the 25th of July, and we have no information before the House on this subject. That is a ridiculous position. But it is the same as in many other things, this parliament is completely ignored by the government. Surely, it is a matter that concerns Canada more than anything else-the arrangements made by the government of this Dominion in reference to imperial matters. It is no excuse for the right hon, gentleman to say that the report has not been printed in London. He ought to have seen that it was printed. But had he made inquiries ne would have known that it was printed and at the disposal of every newspaper in London. The right hon. gentleman shakes bis head
Topic: WAYS AND MEANS-THE IMPERIAL CONFERENCE.