Mr. T. W. BIRD (Nelson) :
Mr. Speaker, I regret to have to differ with my hon. friend from the West who has just spoken (Mr. McConica). He entertains a view of provincial or state independence that seems rather strange to a Canadian habit of thinking. Coming to this country from the South, he seems to have brought with him amongst his settler's effects that idea of state independence which prevails there, and which has not taken very deep root in this country, where we believe in a large measure of federal control. I do not concur in his view of the futility of a royal commission appointed by this Parliament.
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