Public Men And Public Life In Canada (volume 2); The Story Of The Canadian Confederacy, Being…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJames Young

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. THE POLITICAL CRISIS OF 1873--REMARKABLE PARLIA-MENTARY STRUGGLE--STRANGE SCENES IN PARLIAMENT--THE CLOSING DEBATE-FALL OF THE MACDONALD GOVERNMENT. When the day for the reassembling of Parliament arrived--the memorable 13th of August--political excitement ran high. The Investigation Committee having failed to investigate, the leaders of the Liberal party were eager to take further steps to probe the Huntingdon charges. The Governor-General, Lord Dufferin, who only arrived that morning from an unfinished visit to the Maritime Provinces, had a busy day of it. Sir John Macdonald advised an immediate prorogation. His Excellency preferred a short adjournment instead of prorogation, but finally agreed thereto on the distinct understanding that Parliament would again be called together in eight or ten weeks. When the First Minister retired, a large deputation, headed by Mr. Richard Cartwright, presented His Excellency with a petition from ninety-two members of the House of Commons, protesting against Parliament being prorogued before it could further investigate "the grave charges of corruption made against Your Excellency's constitutional advisers." His Excellency's reply was that a Commission of Judges would be appointed to take evidence in regard to the Huntingdon charges, and that Parliament would be assembled again as soon as their labours were concluded. Lord Dufferin's consent to the prorogation of Parliament before it could take further action in regard to the Pacific Railway investigation raised a storm of criticism, and for a time he was much perplexed. As evidence of this I may mention that after the prorogation he sent for the Honourable Alexander Mackenzie and frankly discussed the situation with him. This interview impressed the Liber...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. THE POLITICAL CRISIS OF 1873--REMARKABLE PARLIA-MENTARY STRUGGLE--STRANGE SCENES IN PARLIAMENT--THE CLOSING DEBAT...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217747876

ISBN - 13:9780217747875

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