Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):
Mr. Speaker, on March 7 last the hon. member for Melfort (Mr. Wright), in the course of his contribution to the debate on the address, referred to a matter which he had asked the Combines Investigation Act commissioner to investigate and report on, and expressed his willingness to table the report which was made by the combines commissioner on that occasion. Objection was taken to that procedure upon what seemed to me to be an excellent ground, namely that if we permitted members to file documents of that sort we might find ourselves following the practice of the United States congress in that regard. It was pointed out, however, by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) that if this document were presented by a minister, it would take the curse from it. I am glad indeed to table the document, and I suggest to the house that it be reported completely in Hansard because it deals with a matter which is of great interest now to all the farmers of Canada.
By way of introduction to the tabling of the document, I might perhaps insert in Hansard at this point the information that the hon. member for Melfort had asked the commissioner to investigate and to report upon-
Subtopic: LETTER FROM COMMISSIONER TO MEMBER FOR MELFORT
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