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

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

The hon. gentleman said I was bluffing, and! he had a splendid opportunity to have called that bluff, and to have shown it to the committee. I told the hon. gentleman that there were two propositions before this committee, and let the hon. gentleman, instead of imputing motives to the members of the committee, point out any principle that is violated in this proposition that was not violated previously. He ought to be more familiar with the local conditions than the members of the committee. Let him go back and show where there is any principle violated in this that was not violated in the last readjustment of that constituency as it now exists. Take it backwards or forwards. I am prepared to take him on his own proposition, and I ask him to show, as between the two propositions, that there has not been in this one a more evident attachment to principle and to the rules that ought to govern a redistribution

of seats in a city, tlian was shown in the last redistribution.

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