Hon. GEORGE E. FOSTER.
I wish to call the attention of the proper minister to a return brought down in answer to an order of the House, dated the 20th of March, 1905,
calling for copies of all correspondence with the Minister of Railways and Canals, or any officer in his department, in reference to the dismissal of James Ritchie, inspector of masonry on the Trent Valley canal and the appointment of his successor. The order has been ostensibly obeyed and the return brought down, but it is very incomplete. I have in my possession extracts from letters from various persons with reference to this appointment, but there is nothing of these in the return. My right hon. friend will see that when we ask for information we want the whole of the correspondence, and that has not been brought down. The order of the House has not been obeyed in that respect.