We are compelled to ask this question because the hon. gentleman has been in the habit of disregarding the law and it is gratifying to find that he has been finally induced to comply with it. It might be as well now to call attention to a campaign sheet which he, like his other colleagues, has embodied In his report. In a table giving the expenditure and revenue. he starts with what he is pleased to call a deficit in 1896 and shows a surplus for 1903 of $395,268. The hon. gentleman knows that he has no such surplus. He knows that the surplus! he has is $292,664. Why did the hon. gentleman select 1896 as the year of comparison ?
Topic: SUPPLY-RESIGNATION OP THE AUDITOR GENERAL.