June 22, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Richard Stuart Lake

Conservative (1867-1942)


The hon. gentleman is taking an isolated case again. If you average it up you will see the unfairness of this distribution. It is well known there are variations and I have stated that if you will take these variations and average them fairly between the north and the south it is a different question altogether. On the very face of this question and in view of *the figures which have been presented to the committee I say this it an unfair distribution and that is why I am opposed to it. It is not because I think Calgary would make a better capital than Edmonton. I have not expressed my views upon that point because I do not think I have any right as a member of this House, nor do I think that any member of this House has the right to dictate to the people of Alberta where their capital shall be.

Topic:   COMMONS '976
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