May 12, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN.

And hon. gentlemen opposite may lose something else later on- they may lose their present seats. Our right and title to a portion of the Yukon is now disputed. And, as has been said, we lost the state of Maine. And nearly all these losses occurred because Canadians themselves failed to assert their rights and to assert their supremacy over their own country. The Hudson's Bay country is coming to be a valuable country. I believe there is a great future for us in that respect, and I say we ought to begin now to assert our supremacy in regard to that territory, we ought to give it a distinctively Canadian name, and I do not know any better name to apply to those waters than to call them the Canadian sea. There are but two seas larger than Hudson's Bay, the Mediterranean and the Carribean sea.

Topic:   TO CHANGE THE NAME OF HUDSON'S BAY.
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