I think I understand my hon. friend (Mr. Foster) now. There is the map there on tlie table, and be apparently is not satisfied with the information which he received from the department, but wants to have the identical document signed by the census officer.
I said my impression was that the figures were for tlie population at present. I cannot carry these things in my mind from day to day; 1 received the information some time ago from the Census Department, and I sent it to the hon. the leader of the opposition. Subsequently other figures were placed in Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
my hand, which I gave yesterday, and my impression is that these figures are the population to-day. As, however, these figures have been challenged, we have taken the precaution to have them verified in the Census Bureau, and as soon as the figures c-ome here I will give the exact information.