May 20, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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René-Antoine Pelletier

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Mr. PELLETIER:

I quite agree with the minister. My opinion is that we have a sufficient number of governments in Canada at the present time without creating any more: We have enough taxing bodies, without adding devices to increase taxation. I do admit, however, that eventually, when development has progressed, the time may come when such a new division of territory will be required in Canada for the purposes of administration. But what I wanted to know from the minister was if there were any official negotiations, and I understand there are none-simply resolutions passed by various organizations demanding consideration of this problem. I agree with the minister that perhaps it is a matter for future consideration, but that at the present time the country has not developed sufficiently to justify consideration of the formation of a new province in that part of Canada.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES
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