March 31, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

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The PRIME MINISTER.

They cannot vote unless they are British subjects. That is the reason why we want to give to the North-west Territories very extensive representation in this House, because we want to make it an object for all these newcomers to take the oath of allegiance, and to become British subjects, to take upon themselves the advantages and responsibilities of Canadians. These, Mr. Speaker, are the chief features of the measure which I have the

honour to propose to the House. I hope that they will commend themselves to the unbiased judgment of all the members of the House, whether on this side or the other side.

Topic:   REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
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