February 27, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Manley German

Liberal

Mr. W. M. GERMAN (Welland):

As I am the gentleman referred to, having attended the annual convention of the Liberal Association in the county of Welland yesterday and made the statement, if I have the permission of the House, I will state exactly what I said. I pointed out that the county of Welland had,
by reason of its great prosperity, increased in population to such an extent that it nearly equalled the population of the two adjoining counties of Lincoln and Haldimand; that it was possible in the redistribution of constituencies certain sections of the county of Welland might be removed therefrom and added to the counties <5f Lincoln and Haldimand so as to adjust the representation according to the regular unit of population; and that if such should happen to be the case, the town of Thorold and the township of Wainfleet, adjoining on either side the counties of Lincoln and Haldimand, would be the only municipalities in the county of Welland that could possibly be removed from the county of Welland and added to the counties of Lincoln and Haldimand; that so far as Thorold was concerned I was quite willing that it should go to the county of Lincoln, and that I preferred to retain Wainfleet as an adjunct of the county of Welland.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   PRESS STATEMENT CONCERNING WELLAND, LINCOLN AND HALDIMAND
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