May 8, 1905

CON

William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. AY. J. ROCHE.

The right lion, gentleman has submitted a schedule in connection with the delimitation of the constituencies for local purposes, and has given the number of votes cast at the last general elections. That is very useful, but it would be still more useful if he could give the population. He will say that the population is much larger than it was at the last census, but we would like to have some idea with regard to the formation of those constituencies by population. \Are should pay some respect to representation by population and should have some estimate of the 1

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

population of the constituencies of the present day.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I have no objection to give the population as it was at the last census, but with regard to the actual population, we thought the best method to give an idea of it was to give the number of votes cast. We have' no information in the department showing what the population may* be at present, but if it is possible to give better information we shall gladly give it.

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CON

William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. AY. J. ROCHE.

There might have been local conditions which prevented the votes in certain districts coming out. If the right hon. gentleman cannot give the population, he could give the number of qualified voters in each district.

Mr. iSAM. HUGHES. That was the suggestion I was about to make. The right hon. gentleman has not only the number of votes cast but the number of voters registered.

Sir WlILFRID LAURIER. I have no objection.

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Samuel Hughes

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

I do not see how you can give the present population but you can give the registration.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

AA'hat business will be up to-morrow 7

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Bill No. 69.

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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 11.50 p.in.



Tuesday, May 9, 1905.


May 8, 1905