that our frequent boast of unity among our people is sadly belied by the almost solid vote from the French speaking districts. We are to have a fight, and the sooner we have it the better. But let the parties meet, as they did in 1S91 and in 1887, on questions of fiscal policy or other great lines of policy, and in the name of all that is good, let us put an end, for all time to come, to these racial cries which we hear echoed time and again in this House by men like the hon. member for Labelle and which, I regret to say, are the stock in trade of the Liberal party in the province of Quebec. Why, Mr. Speaker, what did the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Hon. Mr. Prefon-taine) say when the fight was over the other day ? Did he say that the policy of the government prevailed ? Not at all. Ho said that it was a question of a Frenchspeaking premier-it was a question of Sir Wilfrid Laurier's popularity. That, he said, 'vas the whole cry and in saying that he Save away the whole case. I would wish that when the history of this country comes to be written it may be said of every premier who ever guided the destinies of this Dominion that he played well his part, that he noted in the interests of the Dominion as a whole, and that the success he obtaiutd was not due to any appeals to Prejudice or passion, but to the great measures he instituted for the development °f this country, and that it was owing to jJis wise policy in the general interests that Pe became entrenched in the affections of the people.