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

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

In one way they do not, and in another way they do. In Athabaska the polling divisions in each proposed district would be iu a continuous line along the river. The distance between the extreme east and the extreme west polling division in the Edmonton district is about 250 miles, roughly speaking, whereas the distance between the polling subdivisions at Lesser Slave Lake and at Smith Portage, which would be the most northerly part of the
proposed Athabaska division, in a direct line would (je about 350 or 400 miles but by river, which is the only means of communication, it would be 150 miles more.

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