It is an answer. Now. 1 have no fault to find with any other department of the government, except this one, acting in a partisan manner. They have a perfect right to do so. A Liberal has a perfect right to defend the government, he lias a perfect right to support the government candidate. Liberals have a perfect right to take any measures they choose so long as they comply with the law of the land. But when this government runs a department which they tell the people is run on non-partisan lines, and if I can show that it is not run on non-partisan lines. I say the sooner they abandon that contention the better. Mr. Marks was employed by this department to do certain work. Now if the department was running this paper on nonpartisan lines would they tell this man to prepare an affidavit in the heat of a political contest, digging up something imaginary that occurred five years ago, in order to defeat the Conservative candidate ? Is that the part of a man who is selected because of his independence ?