Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
I am not aware that anybody resigned his seat in his favour. There was a vacancy, and, therefore, it was an open fight. We are here to fight one another. Let me say again to my hon. friend that he may oppose the election of Mr. Graham if he wants to do so; but what I complain of is that he will not allow us to have an election. He can fight !Mr. Graham if he chooses; that is liis own business, I have nothing to say as to that. It might
be more graceful to allow him to be elected by acclamation; but we do not ask for any courtesy or any favour. We simply ask the government to play the game fair, and that is what we are entitled to. But my hon. friend says there are some old lists which were not in force. It has been shown by my hon. friend from Essex that in the province of Ontario there aTe lists available all the time.