May 22, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

The legislation contained in this Bill seems to be very desirable. I do not know whether the right hon. gentleman has looked over the Bill, or considered it. I brought the matter to the attention of the Solicitor General when the amendments to the Elections Act were going through the House, and I understood that he was of opinion that an amendment of that kind was desirable, but he did not think it well to introduce it as an amendment to the Act which was then going through the House. He thought it would be desirable rather that it should form part, of the Bill introduced for the purpose of amending the North-west Territories Representation Act. I would, therefore, suggest that it is not desirable to drop this Bill, that the legislation is good legislation, and that the right hon. gentleman should allow the Bill to be proceeded with.

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