Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure).
There is another point to which I wish to refer. The hon. member for East Sirncoe spoke of a pledge that I made on the Manitoba school ^question. Well, I did not return to the
county of East Simcoe for the very good reason that I was engaged elsewhere during the lasit election. Since visiting the division of East Simcoe, I was given the opportunity of visiting the province of Manitoba and participating in the local provincial elections there. I went into the houses of the half-breeds, I went into their schools at St. Boniface, St. Vital and the other places in the three French counties of LaVerandry, St. Boniface and Carillon, and I am glad to be able to declare to-day that the French Metis and the French Catholic population of that province never had as efficient schools as they now enjoy. If I am not mistaken, the hon. member for West York visited Manitoba at the same time. He probably went up there to support the Greenway government, which had done away with the Catholic schools, or something else. But what happened was this, that the people who were interested in the Catholic schools of Manitoba, the people whom the Conservative party had sought to hold up to this country as victims, voted almost to a man in favour of the Liberal candidates and the men who had opposed the Remedial Bill in this House and out of this House, voted to bring about the downfall of the Greenway administration. There is my answer to the challenge concerning my pledge on the Manitoba school question.
Further than that I have nothing to say. I hope that an early opportunity will be given me to return to East Simcoe.