Mr. DUMAINE (Translation):
I will make an exception in the case of the Hon. Solicitor-General.
I mentioned a moment ago the part of Rou-ville that remained in Bagot and the hon. Minister of Marine asked me a question. Allow me to tell you frankly that in so far as I am personally concerned, in so far as the county of Bagot is concerned, I am satisfied that such part of Rouville should remain in the county of St. Hyacinthe-Bagot because they are fine agricultural parishes belonging to our district. I do not know why the hon. Minister of Marine should refuse to accept parishes like L'Ange-Gardien, St. Paul-d'Abbotsford, the village of Canrobert, the parish of St. Cesaire, also the village of St. Cesaire. They are old parishes founded more than a century ago. The people of those parishes are peaceful, well-to-do farmers, excellent citizens, and despite their separation from the remainder of the county we are proud to retain them in our midst.
Mr. Chairman, I do not want to speak at too great length. I have outlined practically all my grievances. I trust the Government will not request the adoption of the bill as presently submitted, I trust changes will be made, that families will be reunited, that so far as possible counties will be left as they are and that justice will be done to the province of Quebec, to both rural and urban representation.
Topic: REDISTRIBUTION BILL