May 7, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I have read their report. They asked Mr. Papineau to read the Riot Act, and he refused, and properly refused. There was no man killed. A few stones were thrown, and the soldiers were just as well armed with their guns as the populace was. There was some little tussle, which did not amount to anything. Would my hon. friend tell me that had he read the Riot Act and somebody had been killed, Mr. Papineau would not have been guilty of murder ?

Topic:   SUPPLY-VALLEYFIELD RIOTS.
Subtopic:   MACKENZIE KING,
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