The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).
Mr. Speaker, with reference to the transportation commission which my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (sir. Borden, Halifax) called my attention yesterday, I have to inform my hon. friend and the House that after the intimation by Sir Wm. Van Horne of his inability to accept the position of chairman of the commission, we applied to another gentleman to take the place. I have reason to believe that we shall have his official acceptance, and that the commission will be issued tomorrow.