Not at that time. In regard to general incompetence or improprieties on the part of the immigration agents, I may say to the hon. gentleman that we have to guard a frontier of 3,000 miles, with ports on both oceans, and it is not reasonable to suppose that we can always get a perfect or entirely satisfactory agent. When the people of Canada all become angels, then that will he possible, but not before. I am glad to know, however. that those officials my hon. friend is most acquainted with, those whom he sees most frequently he has no fault to find with. Now, I beg to say to my hon. friend that the minister is sitting in his place in the House, and no one in the House I am sure would find fault with him . more quickly than my hon. friend if the minister were not in his place. The minister is in his place in the House. I beg to assure my hon. friend that complaints in regard to the conduct of any particular officers in any part of the country receive prompt attention, and justice Mr. J. D. REID.
is done as we understand Justice in the matter. We do not claim perfection for the head of the Immigration Department or for any of its officers or officials, but. we do claim that both officers and officials average up fairly with the rest of the community.