March 18, 1915

LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

I could not say. But when the hon. member for Frontenac (Mr. Edwards) says that I should have risen in this House and- asked this Government, let me tell him that I have done so by letter to the Minister of Agriculture, and also by laying this matter before the House this evening. I did not mention any politics until the minister insinuated that this was a case of Liberals and Conservatives.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

I think the hon. gentleman misunderstood me.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

I did not mean to refer to the minister. I speak of the hon. member for Frontenac: When he tells me that it

was my duty to write to the provincial government, I say to my hon. friend that he is mistaken.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

Will the hon. gentleman allow me a question?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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LIB
LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

Is not the representative of his county of the provincial House Provincial Treasurer of Quebec?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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An hon. MEMBER:

What has that to do with it?

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

It has a great deal to

do with it. The hon. member's colleague in the local legislature is a number of the provincial government. Surely, if he has any influence, he ought to he able to use it in a case like that. Yet he has apparently done nothing so far as his own province is concerned.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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LIB

Edmund William Tobin

Liberal

Mr. TOBIN:

Here is a petition signed

by seventy-five to eighty farmers from the township of Cleveland, the people who have sent me here, asking me to take this up with the minister and to help the farmers to get seed grain. Was I to answer these

petitioners that they had no business to write to me, but that they should write to the provincial member? I am not trying to make politics out of this. I do not know whether these petitioners are Liberals or Conservatives-I hope they are all Liberals. But I do not draw any distinction, because when I am elected it is my duty to represent all. It is on those grounds that I was elected, and on those grounds I hope to be elected again if I am a candidate.

Progress reported.

On motion of Hon. J. D. Reid, the House adjourned at 12.30 a.m. Friday.

Friday, March 19, 1915.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-THE TARIFF.
Subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.
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March 18, 1915