May 24, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Onésime Gagnon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GAGNON:

Let us look at the map of the county of Brome-Missisquoi. This was made by hon. gentlemen opposite.
Let us look at the map of the county of Chambly-Verchcres, represented by the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau). It has a beaver tail which has to be cut now in order to give a fair representation to the county.
Let us look at the map of the county of Richmond-Wolfe, in which the hon. member

Redistribution-Mr. Gay,ion
for that constituency (Mr. Lafleche) has been obliged to fight against a former stalwart of the Liberal party.
Let us look at the map of the county of St. Johns-Iberville. Can hon. members think of anything more ridiculous?
Now I shall take the worst. Let us look at the map of the county of Beauce. The hon. member for Laprairie-Napierville (Mr. Dupuis) is an expert in using an argument which can be thrown back to his own party when to-night he showed the map of his constituency. He tried to be funny, but nevertheless I challenge any hon. gentleman opposite to show in the new redistribution such ridiculous figures as the one I am now exhibiting to the committee.
Let us look at the map of the constituency of Bellechasse, the county of my distinguished neighbour (Mr. Boulanger). Can hon. gentlemen find anything more strange than that? How can he explain the triangle, the protuberance which comes into my county, and all the curves and protuberances?
Now I am going to show the map of the county of Nicolet. I may say that a great number of the protuberances which are visible are being cut out in order to give a fair representation.

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