Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):
If that phase of this matter is out of the way, I understand that some of the minister's officials have been waiting here for an hour or more; and, since I believe their time is valuable, it might be well if the minister, at this stage, would make the statement which I requested of him with respect to the whole gasoline situation, and in particular with respect to the charges made against the controller, or whoever they were made against, by the Joy Oil company. I should like to say this, that I have no idea in the world who the Joy Oil company are, or what they represent, or what they are, or whether they are right or wrong. I have never been approached by anyone in this connection; I do not know what their case is, beyond the contents of the paid advertisement which I saw in the newspaper.
But I should like to have the gasoline position clarified; if we are not saving enough gasoline in this country for war purposes, then I suggest to the minister that he exercise the power which he possesses, and I am sure the Canadian people will cooperate.