June 4, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Alfred Alexander Lefurgey

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LEFURGEY.

Highly probably get six representaties.
We have a telegram from the Lieutenant-Governor of the same date :
We hope six representatives will be conceded.
Later on the same day Mr. Haythorne wires his colleague in the government, Mr Edward Palmer :
Six representatives conceded.
Thus you find, nine years after the question had been first mooted, and six years after confederation had taken place, the point for which Prince Edward Island had contended was yielded, and she came in on the understanding that she was getting six representatives in perpetuity. I could go on and quote further from the people who were representing Prince Edward Island at those different conferences, and perhaps clear up the mists that seem to have settled on the government side of the House as to what the real intentions of the parties were at the different conferences. A debate arising upon a resolution in the Prince Edward Island legislature as to the representation of Prince Edward Island in this House, Mr. Palmer said :
Why give up so great certainties where we have only a feeble voice ? -

Topic:   SUPPLY-CALGARY TOWN SITE.
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATION OF THE MARITIME PROVINCES.
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