June 6, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)

L LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Laurier Liberal

Mr. J. H. SINCLAIR:

The objection taken was not with regard to the powers of the commission but with regard to the responsibility of the minister. The Secretary of State (Mr. Burrell) laid down very emphatically to-night the doctrine that the establishment of this commission does not affect in the slightest degree the responsibility of the minister and the Government in regard to purchases. I want to know if my hon. friend agrees with the doctrine of the Secretary of State in that connection.

Topic:   PURCHASING OF DEPARTMENTAL AND OTHER SUPPLIES.
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