The difference made by the amendment ie this: in our paragraph (a) of section 4, we have the following arrangements for the close season: moose, caribou, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats between the 1st day of April and the 15th day of July and between the 1st day of October and the 1st day of December. The Senate have amended that so that the close season is:
Moose, deer, and mountain goat between the 1st day of April and the 1st day of September.
That is, they are extending the time from the 15th of July to the 1st of September. As regards caribou and mountain sheep, they are adding to the close season already provided for in the Bill, the period from the 1st of April to the 1st of August.
Amendments concurred in.
Topic: SUPPLY BILL-THIRD READING.
Subtopic: GAME IN NORTHWEST TERRITORIES.
This publication, which is now in, its third edition, is called The Imperial Year Book because it publishes statistics of the whole Empire. If my hon. friend has seen either of the two previous editions he will appreciate the completeness and scope of the work. The third edition, a book of about six hundred pages, is now in the press and will soon be ready for distribution. I have seen a good many of these year books, but this is one of the fullest and most complete of which I have knowledge. In all, 7,500 copies are to be issued. Of these, we issue 2,500 copies under our own direction, and the others are issued under the advisement of the Government; that is, a list is submitted to the Government for its approval.
The author of it is in Montreal. The soul and body of the work is Mr. Southall. The book has been very highly commended, and I have received numerous requests that we should help it through this war year, which, of course, is a pretty difficult year. A number of copies will be sent to our consuls and trade commissioners for distribution to such bodies as they see fit. Boards of trade, chambers of commerce, libraries and similar institutions, both in the Englishspeaking world and outside, but mainly in the English-speaking world, will receive copies of the book. Altogether, I think this is an appropriation which will be exceedingly useful in its results.
It has to be elastic. My hon. friend understands the organization of the .advisory council. It consists of eleven members, who, with one exception, are all giving their services gratis. The administrative commissioner, Professor MacCallum, receives a salary of $10,000. This item of $43,600 is for the travelling expenses of the council, and expenses incurred in gathering information and making their investigations. As regards studentships, we are following the plan which has been adopted by the advisory council in Great Britain and elsewhere. The idea is to get hold of those students who are just about ready to leave the university, and who have proved themselves during a collegiate or scientific course of any kind to be particularly adapted for investigation along a certain line. The studentship is $600 for the first year, and $750 for the second year if a second year is added.