The POSTMASTER GENERAL.
The hon. member for North Victoria (Mr. Hughes) asked what instructions were given to the commissioners. Their instructions were contained in the Order in Council appointing them, and required the commissioners to investigate the causes of the industrial and transportation troubles that have taken place in British Columbia. I think the commissioners were requested to sit at certain places, but well on towards the close of their sittings, the secretary of I Mr. INGRAM.
the commission telegraphed me to the effect that the commissioners thought it inexpedient in the public interest to go to Rossland, and left the matter in my hands to decide. I concurred with them in that view, and relieved them from going to Rossland. I do not think it would have been in the public interest to do so under the circumstances.