February 19, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

I have great respect for my right hon. friend's opinion, but I call to my support several of the speakers of this afternoon who distinctly urged as an argument in

Proportional Representation
favour of this proposal that certain classes of people did not at present have the opportunity of becoming represented in this parliament. Well now, take the case' of Winnipeg, advanced by an hon. member from one of the Manitoba constituencies as a distinct argument in favour of this scheme. And what is there in Winnipeg? Representation by groups, purely and simply-no one will deny it.

Topic:   PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION IN MULTIMEMBER CONSTITUENCIES
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