Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
If that is not a good argument for my hon. friend, it is a good argument for me, and, I hope, for many other members of this House. We should not legislate here in order to convey to men the impression that they are given bread when they are given a stone. If the minority for the last fourteen years have thought Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
that they had been deprived of their right, but in order to have peace and harmony they abandoned that right and agreed to live under a system which has given satisfaction to everybody, it is, I think, a good reason why we should have no equivocation about it; why we should know where we are, and legislate accordingly.