February 27, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN (South York).

Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are called, I intend to ask the attention of the House to a very grave matter ; and, if necessary, to put myself in order, I will conclude with a motion. The very important matter to which I propose to call attention has reference to provincial rights, particularly the rights of the province of Manitoba, and I regret very much that neither the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Sifton) nor the late premier of Manitoba (Mr. Greenway), who has now a seat in this House, is in his place. It is largely because these hon. gentlemen have not chosen to call the attention of the House to this matter that I do so to-day. I think I can best bring the question immediately within the view of hon. members by reading a translation of an article that was published in ' Le Soleil ' of Quebec, on February 11.

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