Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia- and Defence) moved that the House go into committee to consider the following resolutions :
1. Resolved, That it is expedient to confirm the following orders in council, that is to say:
(a) An order in council dated the sixteenth day of May, 1904, authorizing the sale to the corporation of the city of Toronto of certain ordnance property in that city, consisting of the whole of the military property lying between and including the old fort and the exhibition;
(b) An order in council, dated the sixth day of December, 1905, authorizing the sale to the _ city of Montreal of the ordnance property in the St. Lawrence river, opposite the eaid city, known as St. Helen's Island: and
(c) An order in council, dated the twenty-seventh day of duly, 1907, authorizing the conveyance to the city of Montreal of a portion of the ordnance property in that city known as Lafontaine park, and to authorize the sale and disposal of the said ordnance property in the manner and subject to the conditions by the said orders in council, respectively, provided and subject to such further and other conditions as may be imposed by His Majesty and accepted by the corporation of the city of Toronto and by the city of Montreal, as the case may be.
2. Resolved, That the purchase moneys received from the corporations of the city of Toronto and the city of Montreal for the said ordnance properties may be used and applied and are hereby appropriated to and for the purposes, of the purchase of sites and construction of building thereon for military schools of instruction in connection with the permanent force in those cities, respectively.
On section 2,