Kt. Hon. Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
The reason I had reached the conclusion which I have just stated to the House was that a great many hon. members, particularly those from the West, had expressed to me their intense desire that the work of the House should be proceeded with as rapidly as possible. Some hon. gentlemen have been urging me recently even to sit in the forenoons and on Saturdays, and I thought that in line with that strongly expressed desire we perhaps would he sufficiently honouring this highly important anniversary if we proceeded with our usual work on that day. If, however, it is the desire of the majority of hon. members that we should not sit on Monday, I can only say that I am just as ready as any one else tn take a holiday and will offer no personal objection.
Subtopic: EMPIRE DAY ADJOURNMENT.