Richard Stuart Lake
Mr. R. S. LAKE (Qu'Appelle).
I just wish to point out that the only objection which appears to have been taken on the government side to the amendment moved by my hon. friend from Yale-Cariboo is that this resolution is an amendment to the resolution to go into Supply, and that this makes it impossible for the government to accept. That attitude was taken both by the Minister of Finance and the hon. member for Yukon (Mr. Congdon). The latter gentleman went further and expressed his approval of the general principles embodied in the resolution. I wish to point out that the government has accepted amendments to the motion to go into Committee of Supply. I myself moved such an amendment in 1905 on a motion by the Finance Minister to go into Committee of Supply, and my amendment was accepted by the government and adopted. Therefore the objection urged by the Minister of Finance
to the adoption of this resolution has no sound foundation.
Subtopic: WILFRID LAURIER.