September 11, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier).

I fail to see what object my hon. friend (Mr. Monk) can have in view in bringing to the attention of the House the .scurrilous articles of certain newspapers, unless it be in pursuance of the same system which has long prevailed, of trying to fasten upon this administration some wrongdoing in the Yukon. It is nothing new ; these attempts have been made repeatedly. They have all failed, and I make bold to say that this last attempt will fail like all its predecessors. My hon. friend (Mr. Monk) has not told me anything to-day which I did not know. If he has people to inform him in the Yukon, I have also communication with the Yukon.

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