Mr. PER LEY.
I object to the principle laid down by the Minister of Public Works in this regard. If the Minister of Public Works would adopt some principle in expending the money under his control with regard to distributing it throughout the country in places most) needing it, according to their size and the revenues they contribute, irrespective of who represents these constituencies, there would be no objection. If the minister should go to the people after the election and say: I have administered my department fairly and honestly for the benefit of all the people of Canada, then he could take credit to himself for administering his department wisely. But, it is neither right nor just that the minister should go into a particular constituency and say: You are a community of 700 or 800 people, I have given you a building to which you were not entitled in fair play, and therefore you should vote for this government-That is not proper.