No evidence was taken before the committee. The only document before the committee was the official return which has been printed and distributed amongst hon. members. Apart from that, we only had the statements of the parties concerned and of their counsel; I believe those statements were taken down and would he available if desired. It is not
my intention to move that the report of the committee be adopted by the House, because I do not apprehend that it is my duty to make such a motion. As chairman of the committee it is my duty to report to the House the committee's finding, and also, as laid down in Bourinot, on page 553:
It is usual for the Chairman to move, after he has presented his report, that it be taken into consideration on a future day, and it shall be placed on the Order Paper for that day. After that motion, when it is on the Order Paper, it is open to any member of the House to make such motion in regard to its adoption as he sees fit.
Subtopic: YUKON ELECTION.