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WORK OF GENERAL REFERENCE
FOR CANADA, THE PROVINCES, NORTHWEST
TERRITORIES AND NEWFOUNDLAND
Containing Election Returns, Lists and Sketches of Members, Cabinets of the
Colonial Conferences, Militia Staff, Etc.
ARNOTT J. MAGURN
THE MANITOBA FREE PRESS COMPANY.
JAMES HOPE & SONS
The Parliamentary Guide, and Work of General Reference, is the first book of the kind ever published in Canada, and depends for one of its chief recommendations on its accuracy and reliability. The material has been collected at first hand from official and personal
The Customs Tariff is absolutely reliable, as it stood October 1st, 1898. The summary of the public legislation of the Federal Parliament will be continued from year to year, and form a tolerably complete index to all the statutes of general interest, and will be found of no small value to public men, newspaper editors, lawyers and others. In the preparation of some of the biographical sketches reference has been made to Morgan's Canadian Men and Women of the Time, Rose's Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography, G. Mercer Adam's “Prominent Men of Canada,” Pierre Roy's Sketches of the Quebec Legislature, and Cochrane's “Men of Canada.”
The community of interest between Canada and Newfoundland, and the fact that it is the only British possession in North America outside of Canada, are sufficient reasons for devoting a chapter to Newfoundland and its legislature. In this connection acknowledgment of the services of Mr. P.J. McGrath, of St. John's Nfd., is made.
Empire events find a congenial place in such a work, and those desiring a record of such happenings as the Colonial Conferences of London, and the Australian Federation Movement, will approve of their publication here, in view of the fact that they are to be found in a permanent form nowhere else.
It will be the aim of the compiler to make this a book of dates as well as of facts and figures. There is no enquiry so often made as the question of dates, for once that is answered it is easy to know where to look for particulars of a certain event.
The resolutions of the Dominion Liberal Convention of 1893 are published here, for the reason that the official report of the convention is out of print and cannot be had, though often required.
The B. N. A. Acts are accessible to very few, and their incorporation here will be found of great value. The Franchise Act, which is printed in full, is a copy of the statute, and to all those having to do with the preparation of voters' lists and elections, it will prove a valuable reference.
Especial care has been taken in the preparation of the several hundred biographical sketches contained in this volume, and the editor alone is responsible for the statements in them, and for the political leanings assigned to each subject, authority having been obtained, however, in the majority of cases. 137 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, Man.,
November ist, 1898