If there is any other charge in connection with this man which can be proved in the criminal courts, no one will stand up and say that proceedings Should not be taken against him. Nobody has any sympathy with Gaunt or his manipulations. I am not addressing myself to the question for the purpose of justifying any action of this man Gaunt. It is for an entirely different purpose that I have presented the true details of this transaction. It is to refute the accusation made by the hon. member for Centre Vancouver that the government had improvidently made a settlement with a man who, he alleged, owed this country $58,000 in duty.
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