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Month: March 1873

House of Commons Debates — March 19, 1873

Click here to view the original document (PDF). VACANCIES IN THE SENATE [Page 76] Mr. BERGIN asked whether it was not the arrangement at the time of Confederation that any vacancies which might occur in the Senate for Ontario and Quebec, should first be filled by selecting gentlemen who were deprived of their seats in the Legislative Council of the late Province of Canada at the time of the union. Hon. Sir JOHN A. MACDONALD said there was no specific arrangement, nor could there be, but there was a general… Read more House of Commons Debates — March 19, 1873