Mr. DUPUIS (Translation):
It is quite
possible that, when the summons comes, not one of the members now sitting at the right of the Speaker will toe a candidate. Therefore, if we must take their word, it is quite useless to further waste the time of the house and of all its members discussing this bill. However, without flatly contradicting the assertion of my hon. friends, I can at least say that when I try to look at the facts, not from the point of view of an irreconcilable Liberal, but in entire detachment from party politics, this is what I find: ever since this bill was laid before this house, our friends opposite have, as a primary consideration, sought to rid themselves of the parishes or the counties whose Liberal influence they feared.