July 1, 1952

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Whom are you quoting?

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Brooks:

You.

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William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

On every occasion he took the attitude, "Well, we will discuss that elsewhere"-on every occasion, that is, with the exception of the last two or three

meetings. So the meetings had to be short; he did not want to discuss the matter. He wanted to discuss it elsewhere. He did not want to discuss it there. He has had every opportunity, but he did not want to take it.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

And that statement is not true, either.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

We tried to satisfy the hon. member for Lake Centre.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

But we could not satisfy him-and I will tell you why. I read the record of the redistribution in 1947; I have it right here on my desk. Although he signed and approved the report of the Saskatchewan subcommittee, when it came to the house he criticized it as vigorously as he could.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Just as Mr. Totzke did in 1932.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

That is what you did.

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

And that is what Mr. Totzke did.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

Is it not amazing to see an hon. member acting that way? Again this time we tried to satisfy him; but this time he did not go as far as he did before: he did not sign the report. I have to give him credit for that. But when he comes here he is dissatisfied and worried-and I think he has some reason to be worried. Do you know that if we were to put into the constituency of Lake Centre all the people of Saskatchewan who voted Conservative in the last provincial election the hon. member would not have enough votes to be elected.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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John Sylvester Aloysius Sinnott

Liberal

Mr. Sinnoil:

That is the real trouble.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

Yes, if we took all the Tories who voted in the whole province of Saskatchewan-in the whole province-at the last provincial election, that would have been the result.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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An hon. Member:

How many seats did your party lose?

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Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

We increased our vote by

30,000 or 40,000.

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Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

But what happened to the seats?

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

No wonder he would not draw a map!

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Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

As I said at the beginning, I shall have something further to say when that part of the schedule dealing with Saskatchewan is called. I wish to give notice of an amendment that I shall move. In the light of what was said yesterday we have decided that we should draw a straight line-

Redistribution

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Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Who are we?

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
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LIB

William Albert Boucher

Liberal

Mr. Boucher:

The committee.

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July 1, 1952