February 4, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)


I was just about to remind the hon. gentleman (Mr. Pugslev) of the facts. During the campaign in Chilliwack, the Minister of Inland Revenue (Mr. Templeman), the minister who represents the province of British Columbia, on his responsibility as a minister, and expecting that his statement would be taken as that of an honourable man at par, told the people that if they and others would assist, and if the government were returned to power, a most substantial government building would be constructed in Chilli-

wack. I submit that conditions have not changed since the tenth day of October, when the Minister of Inland Revenue upon the stage of the theatre in Chilliwack, made that promise, and that the government is in honour bound to carry out this pledge, even thdugh the people of that riding did by a very substantial majority return the present member instead of the gentleman put forward by the government of the day.

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