I am going to make an amendment to that section to which I wish to call the attention of the committee. It will be observed that our silver coins comprise a fifty cent piece, twenty-five cents, ten cents, five cents, and there is a bronze coin of one cent. I propose to insert the provision to authorize us to make a silver dollar. Hitherto, I have not viewed it with much favour and have not thought it necessary, but representations have been made to me, chiefly by hon. gentlemen from British Columbia on, both sides of the House, that a silver dollar is desirable. In eastern Canada where we have the dollar note-and I am glad to say that we have it in a more cleanly condition than it was in former times-the dollar note is very satisfactory. It is a curious fact that on the Pacific coast-I suppose it is because metal is so much in evidence out there-they do like to handle the coin. I know that I have attempted to get small notes on the Pacific coast and could not get them. If our British Columbia friends want the silver dollar we think that they had better have a Canadian silver dol-far than an American. There is some difference of opinion as to the need of it, but, at all events, I propose to take authority to coin the silver dollar.