House of Commons, 29 September 1891, Canadian Confederation with Alberta and Saskatchewan

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Mr. DEWDNEY moved first reading of Bill (No. 178) further to amend the Acts respecting the North- West Territories. He said: I stated yesterday we found after the census returns came in, that the proportions of the districts were not as they would have been if we had had the returns when we made the electoral districts. On consultation with the members from that western country, we concluded the most satisfactory way would be to reduce the Saskatchewan district to five members instead of six, that would give Assiniboia twelve and Saskatchewan and Alberta eight. That was the nearest we could come to, and the only way we found to bring this about was by a short Bill in the Senate. Of course, if the House has no objection, I would like to put that through.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.
Sir JOHN THOMPSON moved that when the House adjourns it stands adjourned until 11 a.m. to-morrow morning.
Motion agreed to.


Canada. House of Commons Debates, 1875-1949. Provided by the Library of Parliament.



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