January 27, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

I think I have forgotten more than the hon. gentleman ever knew. If you take the vote of 1904 and add up the Liberal vote with the Conservative vote it will give you 257,060. Then, if you divide that by the number of counties -sixty-five-you have a unit of 3,955, and as a result, if you take that unit and multiply it by the number of members which we should have had you have the test. To-day, in the province of Quebec, the counties are arranged in such a way that where we should legitimately have had twenty-seven members we had eleven, and where we should have had twenty-nine we had twelve.

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