Mr. R. L. BORDEN.
I have information of an absolutely different character with regard to every riding in British Columbia. I made careful inquiries there last autumn and I find that all the provincial elections are held on the same day without difficulty. Mr. Smitli-Curtis, a Liberal candidate, is thus reported :
Mr. Smith-Curtis particularly emphasized his desire for a clean campaign and emphatically declared that he did not favour a deferred election in the Kootenay Riding, believing it to be in the true interests of every elector that the voting in Kootenay should take place on the day of the general elections throughout Canada.
That is strong testimony from a Liberal candidate in one of the postponed ridings and I have not heard anything in this House or elsewhere to induce me to believe that the Kootenay is in a different position from the other deferred ridings in British Columbia.