April 7, 1908

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

It does not take 9,000 acres to make a corral.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES.

I am of the opinion that any land sold in that way was sold under that clause, but I am sure that the hon. gentleman is not right in his figures about the 9,000 acres.

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Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Will the hon. gentleman admit that under the terms of the leases of these -three companies they are entitled to purchase, if they have not already purchased, 35,000 acres for $1 an acre, that is one-tenth of their holdings? Is that not in accordance with the terms of the lease?

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LIB
CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

It would be well for the hon. member to inform himself.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES.

Unless it is under regulations that were in force long before I became familiar with the regulations. If there were such regulations they were made by the Conservative government. I never knew of such regulations, and am confident that no such regulations have been in force since I have had anything to do with parliament. I think the hon. member for East Grey (Mr. Sproule) and the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster) are both mistaken.

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George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Not at all, your leader is there within a few feet of you, ask him.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

Yes, my hon. friend from North Toronto (Mr. Foster) is all wrong.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES.

Tile hon. member will at least have to listen to me when I say that this government stands in a very favourable light compared with the previous government in regard to the alienation of land?

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LIB
CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

If my hon. friend will substantiate that there is a fine chance for him.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES.

I have made a great many .statements this afternoon and I can give the book for every statement. I have heard the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster) make a great many statements which I could have stopped by asking him to substantiate them, but we are so used to him and his statements that we do not question him.

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George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Would the hon. member substantiate this one? It is his own assertion.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES.

I would have to take about half of all the 'Hansard' of this session.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

We will give you all you want so that you substantiate it.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES.

Because my hon. friend has undoubtedly occupied a great deal more than his share of the time of the House.

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George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

That does not touch the question; will the hon. gentleman substantiate his statement?

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April 7, 1908