knows very well that the constitution of this country provides that the province of Quebec shall have 65 members in the federal house, and under the constitutional arrangement the province of Ontario has 82. My hon. friend did not look into the Representation Act. I have investigated this matter with extraordinary care, but not in connection with this particular bill. The map clearly shows, and the Representation Act makes it clear, that no part of the province can be excluded from some electoral district. That is the position in respect to it.
taken by the leader of the opposition, although I do not admit that this bill represents anything of an inquitous nature, I am satisfied that it should be dropped. Apparently the hon. gentleman considers that this is a contentious measure.