April 20, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

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Mr. W. Chester S. McLure@Queens

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. At page 2173 of Hansard for April 19 the hon. member for Portage-Neepawa (Mr. Weir) moved that certain members comprise the special committee on the Dominion Elections Act, and then the names are recorded. The motion was agreed to. Before the motion was agreed to I asked whether my province of Prince Edward Island was represented on the committee. This question was not answered.
I find the following numbers of members representing the different provinces: Four from British Columbia; three from Alberta; four from Saskatchewan; two from Manitoba; seven from Ontario; six from Quebec; one from New Brunswick; two from Nova Scotia; none from Prince Edward Island, and one from Newfoundland. Therefore I object to the special committee on the ground that it does not represent all the provinces of Canada. My question of privilege is: Why should any one province without representation be dictated to by the other provinces?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   LACK OF REPRESENTATION FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ON SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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