June 7, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Alfred Thompson

Conservative (1867-1942)


Altogether, except that some of them may have been imported from the provinces of Canada. As to that, however, I am not quite sure. Since 189S we have bought very nearly $14,000,000 worth of goods. I say, that I have finished. If I have succeeded in laying before this House and this country the wants of the people of the Yukon I am content. 1 have come over
4.000 miles to Ottawa to lay before the Canadian parliament the cause of the miners in the Yukon. To me that country has a fascination that is felt by nearly every one who has lived there. But, it has more. It has a future in which I have every hope, and it is populated by a people in whom I have every confidence. They have braved everything in following the fic-kle wand of fortune. The work they have done in developing that country in the past eight years is simply marvellous ; but it is only an earnest of what they will do if they get some assistance from this government. On behalf of our Yukon population, I appeal to you, not as a party man appealing to party prejudices, but as a Canadian appealing to Canadians for help at the present juncture for the great Yukon.

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