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not sufficiently significant to justify the interest it aroused.

 

 

In the autumn of 1886 the Honourable Thomas White, then Minister of the Interior, toured the Territories, so that, by personal observation, he might have a better knowledge of the country and its needs. Everywhere the people turned out to receive him and to present petitions, setting forth their grievances and suggesting remedies for the consideration of the Ottawa Government. A fairly typical illustration of, the ambitions and aspirations of the people of that day may be found in the petition presented to Mr. White at Prince Albert. This document asked, among other things, for Territorial representation in the Federal Parliament, abolition of the North-west Council, to be superseded by a Legislative Assembly; creation of Saskatchewan as a Province extending to Hudson's Bay, with the capital at Prince Albert; provincial control of public lands; a court house with resident Judge; establishment of money order offices; extension of the Habeas Corpus Act to the Territories, and the appointment of local Government officials from among local residents.

 

 

In 1887 Viscount Boyle, member for Macleod, on succeeding to the Earldom of Shannon, resigned his seat m the Council, and the vacancy thus created was filled by the election of a young-lawyer who, from the fourteenth day of October, 1887, until the thirty-first day of August, 1905, gave his time, his indomitable energy and his brilliant talent to advocating the cause of the Territories. In him the demands of the people for popular government found a champion. The political of the West, during those years, might well be summed up in the history of the political activities, during the same period, of. Frederick William Gordon Haultain. Though one of the youngest members in years and in legislative experience, Mr. Haultain at once received recognition as an authority and guide. The House was not slow to see in him a debater of

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