May 9, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

I think it will probably not be well to anticipate the discussion of this legislation by making a statement upon it to-day. The paragraph to which my hon. friend (Mr. Prior) refers was not authorized in any way. We shall have to deal with the question before many days, and I can only assure my hon. friend that the views which he has expressed this afternoon have been before the government and they will receive the fullest consideration and when the time comes to make a statement, I trust it will be one that my hon, friend will be satisfied with.

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