March 18, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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The Hon. J. I.@

Tarte,
Ottawa.
Upon this the portfolio of Public Works being vacant, and also the place in the cabinet occupied by my bon. friend, I asked the assent of my colleagues to my recommending His Excellency-advice which was accepted-to call to be Minister of Public Works my colleague who was then Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Mr. Sutherland, and to appoint to the portfolio of Marine Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
and Fisheries the hon. member for Maison-neuve, Mr. Prefontaine, who has since been returned for that constituency.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WILFRID LAURIER.
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