September 18, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I cannot understand the hon. member for Toronto in asserting that there is any difference in dealing with the county of York from the rule followed elsewhere. My hon. friend knows that this matter was referred to the committee. In the last redistribution almost every other one of the great counties of Ontario had been cut up, and parts taken from one county and added to another, or some constituencies were in three or four counties. My hon. friend knows that, and he knows that they had left parts of the municipality of Toronto in the county of York. He knows that when this matter was referred to the special committee, the principle of county boundaries was adopted. There has been no variation from that rule except by agreement. Then we were bound to take the population of the city of Toronto as it was within its municipal boundaries.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
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