July 15, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)


William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. J. ROCHE (Marquette).

No, my advice will not be asked for. The hon. gentleman has read from the Manitoba * Gazette ' a proclamation defining the polling subdivisions, and he states .that orders in council are issued fixing the dates and places for the holding of the courts of revision. As a matter of fact the judges name the dates and places for the courts of revision and define the polling subdivisions. I have original letters from every judge of Manitoba showing that they fix the dates and places for the holding of courts of revision, as I stated yesterday. There is the order in council approving of every one of these recommendations and that was given out to the public by means of a proclamation, so that the judges in practice appoint the places and the very same practice and procedure is adopted in connection with the polling subdivision. The judges name the polling subdivisions and the Lieutenant Governor in council issues a proclamation making them known to the public.

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