June 13, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


Edward Joseph Garland


Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

I would like to ask the Government if its attention has been called to a despatch in the Morning Albertan, Calgary, of June 8, in which appears a report of the meeting by the unsuccessful Liberal candidates in the Alberta Dominion election. Criticism was levelled at this meeting by the Conservative press and it was stated, that it was held for the purpose of assisting in the distribution of patronage in that province. Subsequent to the meeting Mr. E. F. Ryan, defeated Liberal candidate in Calgary, gave an interview in the course of which he said:
"What the defeated Liberal candidates met for was to discuss redistribution in Alberta and to report to the Liberal Government. If the
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federal Liberal Government is not officially represented in Alberta it is up to the L/iberal candidates who were defeated to try and guide the Government in the coming redistribution.
I wish to ask the Government if they have had a report of that meeting, and whether or not they are in a position to state to the House the day upon which the question introduced by Mr. Shaw will be discussed.

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