Mr. J. H. HARRIS (Danforth):
I rise to a question of privilege. On February 24 last an order was passed for a return answering the following questions:
1. Has the government bought land in Pickering township, Ontario county, during the last two years?
2. If so, how many acres?
3. For what purpose is the land to be used?
The return has been duly filed, but it is incomplete. To use a common expression, it sidesteps the question entirely, in that the Minister of Munitions and Supply (Mr. Howe) brought down a long tabulated report of expenditures being made in Pickering township. Through his department lands have been bought or expropriated, at any rate they have been entered upon; fences have been taken down, and at present there is work going on on these particular lands in that county on account of the department.