Mr. F. T. CONGDON (Yukon).
Mr. Speaker, the hon. member who has introduced this amendment (Mr. Burrell) told me some days ago that he proposed to direct the attention of the House to the matter of deferred elections and if there is any member of this House who is interested in deferred elections I think it will be generally conceded that it is the representative of the Yukon. Not only in this parliament, but in a former parliament, the member for the Yukon, by reason of deferred elections, was obliged to wander around the corridors of this building very much like a dismembered spirit seeking admission to the Elysian fields and only securing it after a long wait. When the hon. gentleman announced to me that he intended to introduce this subject, I expressed the greatest interest in it and I added that I hoped he would bring it before the House in such a manner as would enable the House to arrive at a practical solution of the difficulty that presents itself. I do not know whether the hon. gentleman is aware of the fact but the amendment which he has proposed to the House has eliminated altogether the question of elections in the Yukon from the consideration of this matter, because, as I understand, it is limited purely to the provinces and the Yukon is not yet a province of the Dominion.
Subtopic: WILFRID LAURIER.