March 11, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

It comes about in this way: there are about 230 members in the House, some representing double constituencies, but most of them representing single constituencies. So that, at the least, you will have one census district for every member of Parliament in point of numbers. Some districts are so divided for economic or geographical purposes that you have to have more than one census commissioner for a district, but broadly speaking there will be about 230 commissioners. The enumeration has to take place within a very short time, and you have to have sufficient enumerators in each district to cover the ground in the period allotted. Altogether, the enumerators will number over 13,000 we do not know exactly how many there will be.

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