April 15, 1901

CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

I would like to know if the hon. gentleman will accept the confession of the premier of Ontario ?

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

The premier of Ontario does not say so.

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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

The premier of Ontario said distinctly that the Liberal party had fathered these circulars.

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

That does not say that it was sent to the census enumerators.

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CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

You will not deny it ?

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

I do< deny it as far as I know anything about it.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

If the hon. gentleman had known what took place, in the Ontario parliament, he would not have asked the question he did. It was distinctly argued there that the form of this circular showed that it was intended to be placed in the hands of the census enumerators ; the whole make-up of it showed that, and when the debate took place in the Ontario parliament, that was not denied.

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

With all deference to the hon. leader of the opposition, I take exception to his statement. If that circular was sent to the census enumerators, I ask for the proof. All this argument is based on assumption, pure and simple.

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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

The assumption is all on the side of the hon. member for West Huron. We have the evidence.

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

You have no proof of it at all.

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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

We have the statement made by Mr, Whitney in the local legislature, and the admission of Mr. Ross.

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

Mr. Whitney does not state that it was sent to the census enumerators. I challenge the hon. member for West York to show that he did.

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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

I will accept tlie challenge :

Mr. Whitney sprung a surprise by producing a copy of a circular which had been sent out by thousands to census enumerators all over the province.

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LIB

Robert Holmes

Liberal

Mr. HOLMES.

I admit that, hut I do not accept that as proof.

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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

Then I am only wasting valuable time discussing the matter any further with our good friend from West Huron. Mr. Whitney makes the statement distinct and positive, and Mr. Ross admits the truth of it, and says it is only a trifling matter not worth bothering about. Yet the hon. gentleman, census commissioner and assistant commissioners, and all that great staff of diligent officials which we read about-not one of them is able to tell the Minister of Agriculture a word about it, and he tells us that he is in utter ignorance of the fact. Does the hon. gentleman intend doing anything ? The hon. gentleman pleads that he does not read the newspapers, but [DOT] he should read them and inform himself and see that the guilty are prosecuted.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

We should have some information laid on the Table with regard to the instructions and circulars.

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I laid the instructions and schedules on the Table a few minutes ago.

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CON

George Taylor (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TAYLOR.

What about this special circular ?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

That was not sent to the enumerators at all.

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CON

Nathaniel Clarke Wallace

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALLACE.

That circular was sent out, and we want it.

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April 15, 1901