Our people would not be content to give up their present benefits for the representation of five members. It may be said that confederation will go on without Prince Edward Island, and that we should eventually be forced in. Better, however, that, than that we should willingly go into confederation with that representation.
COLONEL GREY. The provision of five members is unsatisfactory. Prince Edward Island is divided longitudinally into three counties. We cannot divide three counties into five members. Besides, to divide it into ridings would cut the capitals in two.
Subtopic: REPRESENTATION OF THE MARITIME PROVINCES.