servative party, to look after the real business of the country and leave to an independent body the management of the Civil Service. My hon. friend says that we have undertaken to do in one year what it took several years to do in the Old Country. There is some truth in that. A wave of reform-and, I should say, of folly-* has been sweeping over the country during the last few years. We have adopted woman suffrage, and we may regret it some day. Prohibition has been adopted in many of the provinces, and many already regret it. We have done many other things on the crest of that wave of folly, excitement and passion which has been passing over the country. Indeed, there is much force in the old saying that "too much of a good thing is good for nothing." There is also an evil which since the war discredits the name of the nation-the divorce evil. We have the record during the present session of one divorce a minute dealt with by the committee of the Senate. Sir, it has made of Ottawa the Reno of the northern part of the American continent-that is not a very enviable fame. Yes, my hon. friend is right: we have undertaken too much. But if any drastic reform could be regarded as proper it was the establishment of the Civil Service Commission. I speak very frankly on this matter: at first I was personally opposed to the stand taken by my hon. friend from Halifax (Mr. Maclean) when two years ago he introduced that measure, but since the functioning of the commission and the placing of the whole Service under its control I have found it a great relief to members of Parliament. I am willing to accept the challenge of my hon. friend from North Simcoe; I suggest that the Act be allowed to remain as it is for another year, and when that year shall have elapsed my hon. friend will be one of the first to say that the machinery of the Civil Service Commission has come to run smoothly.