Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)
Conferences were held by
the officers of my department with every province and we had the cooperation of British Columbia up to a point. Either the province of British Columbia is prepared to make its contribution or it is not, and no further conference is required. I say to the hon. member for Vancouver Centre and the house that this bill has not been introduced in a spirit of pique or because of a desire on the part of the government to raise a sectional issue; it was brought forward with very great regret with a view to preserving the value of the act to the other eight provinces where it is acceptable and desirable.