Hr. JAS. SUTHERLAND.
It is very evident, from what the hon. gentleman has read, that it was the building that was referred to, because it refers to the cost of the site; and when my hon. friend a iked the cost of the building, the officers of the department, from the custom of the past, supposed that he meant the cost of ihe building alone.
Mr. ClARKE. I used the words ' total cost,' and the minister said that it would cost $10,000. Now we are told that it is going to cost $20,000. It would be fairer and franker for the hon. gentleman to tell us at once what it is going to cost to complete the building, including the heating and lighting, as well as the cost of the walls and partitions. It is because we cannot get that information at the inception of these votes that these discussions take place. We have had innumerable instances of that since these estimates have come up.
Topic: SUPPLY - GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-INCOMPLETE CORRESPONDENCE.
Subtopic: JAS- SUTHERLAND.