September 23, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)


The hon. gentleman will have to explain to his electors why he did not, when the opportunity presented itself, make an effort to keep out the Chinese. Instead of doing so, he is only offering his help to the government which refuses to accept tlie amendment now submitted. He asks, did I ever say a word on behalf of white labour or in the direction of keeping out Chinese labour. Well, if he will take the trouble to look up ' Hansard ' he will have his mind disabused of the impression which he evidently is labouring under, that I never did. I am afraid, however, that neither a night school nor a day school would furnish him with the information lie so much needs, but I can tell him that the proper time to act is when the question is before the House. It is all very well to talk of amending Acts which are not before the House, what he requires to do is to amend the measure which is now submitted to our judgment. t

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