Was defeated, and was defeated largely because the hon. gentleman who has just spoken was there. I understand from good Conservatives that if he had not gone there, there would have been some chance for Mr. Foster. The fact remains that the ablest man they had, going into the constituency, with 518 in his favour and with all the power that was brought to assist him, including the leader of the opposition, and the mighty fighting colonel Mr. BRODER.
from Victoria, failed to break the vote of the electors. And I am sure that in the hon. member who has just spoken, the constituency of North Ontario has sent to this House a representative of whom it may well be proud. But the hon. gentleman mentions a particular district where he said the Conservatives had five majority at the previous election and now the Liberals have fifty. And this he charged to the account of alcohol. Are we to conclude from the hon. gentleman's statement that sixty Conservatives could be made to vote for the Liberal party by giving them rum ? It seems to me we have in that an exhibition of the moral condition among the supporters of the hon. gentlemen opposite which is not very much to their credit.
I would like to know from hon. gentlemen opposite whether the present tariff is, in their opinion, the same as the tariff of the Conservative policy. Will hon. gentlemen opposite say that it is ? I pause for a reply. Not one will venture to give an opinion. I want to know where we stand and where hon. gentlemen stand, because I want to be fair.