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

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Well, that may be so. It is quite true in one respect, but separate ridings are involved. For instance, the hon. member for Centre Winnipeg (Mr. Woods-worth), who sits on this side of the House, runs in one riding, and that riding is composed very largely of individuals who think, perhaps, as he does, or as he persuaded them to think they thought-I doubt if they do, to tell you the truth. Then, my hon. friends from North Winnipeg (Mr. McMurray), and South Winnipeg (Mr. Hudson) represent, again, distinct and separate ridings in which the individuals who voted for them consider them to be fair representatives of their views. But under the provincial system the whole of the city was grouped under one riding. Now, then, let me turn to another point.

Topic:   PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION IN MULTIMEMBER CONSTITUENCIES
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