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or other transport facilities, or administer justice in criminal cases.

 

Sixteen years had now passed since the first elected member had taken his seat in the old North-west Council. What the people of the Territories had

achieved during those years made no mean record. In that period the school, municipal and judicial systems had been established. A peculiarly gratifying feature of the school system was, that there had been inaugurated a common inspectorate, a common examination, a common qualification of teachers and an almost completely uniform system of text books. At this time the Territories were on the eve of a remarkable growth of population and development.

 

An aspiration for self-government had brought the Executive Council into existence. True to the principle from which it emanated, its activity found expression in promoting self-rule and encouraging municipal organization. The vigorous immigration policy of the Honourable Clifford Sifton in the Dominion Cabinet, created an immense increase in the population of the Territories. For these incoming settlers the country must be made habitable. Roads trails culverts, bridges, reservoirs, public wells firebreaks and ferries must be provided for the settler, as well as educational facilities for his children. The vast areas and widely scattered settlements rendered government works expensive, and the Territorial government must finance the cost. Though the Federal grant was doubled, it was wholly inadequate. Up to i900, people had expressed no strong desire for a provincial status, providing the integrity of the Territories remained intact. It was only increasing financial necessities and the inability to cope with the financial, difficulties that led the Government and the people to seek for full provincial powers, "Financial embarrassments, rather than constitutional aspirations" to quote the words of Mr. Haultain. The expenditure in eight years had increased fourfold. An increased

 

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