Little Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Provencher, Bufferin, Turtle Mountain, Souris, Birtle. Bouh~ dary changes Occurred in 1881, 1914, 192fi, ' H .9'

In Marquette's first electiOn-of 1871,.Mrso Louise Kebe of Information Canada-wrotenuere- 'cently, AnguSCMcKay and James S. Lynch fiboth Independents) each received 282 votes . Under 5the old "double returns" system, returning officers couldn't vote to break ties. According to'Minhedosa Tribune recently "both candidates were declared elected. Dr. Lynch,whowaspre- sent in Ottawa, forthwith subscribed to the oath and took his seat, Then Hon. Mr, Cameron drew attention to the rule which provided that a member must withdraw while the -matter of his election was before the House, whereupon Dr, Lynch withdrew. May 13, McKay, having ar— rived in Ottawa, presented himself and took the oath and his seatn Under similar conditions yes Dr,_Lynch he withdrew; A delay of six weeks was allowed the elections committee to Hens 'ouire into the matter, Before the House finally disposed of the matter'Parlianont dissolved"

I‘m not-ccrtain.but think Angus was a son of Angus and Jean McKay whose first .baby was first expedition of settlers from Scotland¢_ ,

In the 1872 general election RD Cunningham won the seat for the Liberals. As indicated in this column last'week he was instrumental in persuading Parliament that Canada needed a fe- déral POliyé force, In'187fi he again won the seat but on Aug.25 of that year due toznzelec- ution trial Joe. Ryan, another Liberal,received the seat..‘ .

_-;:In 1878 Marquette was won by acclamation by none'other than the prime minister himSelf.

,Sir 'John.A..Macdonald's Conservatives defeated Alexander Mackenzie's Liberals with a large majority when John Ao devised his historymmaking "national policy" to kick-off lhis second administration, How Canada's first prime minister came to represent this western riding'was a mystery to me until last week when I chatted with a local old timerc It seems-531dayrsébne by national leaders gambled less on personal victory by running in two constituenciessiuuln bane-oustn If they won both seats they resigned one for which a by—election wassubsequently called. Whether Sir John lost or resigned a seat in that election-i haven't learned, but he did represent Marquette 1878u82. ' V f i _‘ ' -

In 1882, with boundary extended considerably, Liberal Robert Watson of Portage la Prairie won out, As opposition member, he held this seat during'the remainder of John Ate adminise tration which_ended with that colorful leader‘s death in 1891 followed by lesser Conserve“

wasrsppointed to the Senateo ' the Conservatives. He represented,the riding until 1917, the first 15 years as, opposition

med his Conservative ministry in 1911, Roche joined the cabinet as secretary of state“ held the portfolio of mines 1912~18, was minister of interior and superintendent general of Ina

father and a son are buried in Minnedosa cemeterya From 1917—25 Marquette Was capably represented by Thomas A, Crerar. President of United

grain grewers revolt against the old party system which culminated in 65 Progressives (host from western Canada) being elected to Ottawa in 192.1o Ministor~of agriculture in Borden Is Union government 191?~19; he resigned his portfolio in protest against high tariffsu In.l921 ho turned'doWn Mackenzie King's offer to serve in the Liberal cabinetn After the Progrest-_ sives-dis ntegrated he joined the Liberal cabinet in 1929, was defeated next year, rewelec— ted in 1935 and again Liberal minister holding mines and resources for almost 10 years, Du- ring the 1944 conscription crisis he joined the Ralston—Angus MacdonaldmIsley faction advo~ cating compulsory overseas service, became senator in 1945, . ' ‘w

Conservative H.A. Mullins won the seat in 1925, lost it next year, regained it four years later and held itquntil his appointment to the senate near the end of his term, One Minne— dosan remembers him Well as a "very distinguished looking and fine old gentleman." '

Liberal James A. Glen, a lawyer from Birtle, represented Marquette 1925—30 and 1935~49 p

fairs° He's survived by a widow and sono ' the provincial house he was instrumental in negotiating new financial agroementsbetweenfe»

deral and provincial governments during the depression as supporter of Bracken'sadministraé tion, was minister of telephones and head of Manitoba Power Commission (Hydro) for a whileo

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born April 7, 1814 during the famous trek from Hudson Bay to Red River Valley withSelkirk's'

tive prime minister's like John Abbott, John Thompson, Mackenzie Bowell. Eventually Watson,‘

In 1896 a highly popular medical doctor from Minnedosa, William J. Reche, won theseatforf' member during Sir Wilfred Lauriar's very able Liberal ministry, When Sir Robert Borden for—P” diam-affairs1912-717c Resigning his cabinet posts he became chairman of Civil 18ervico'60m; ,

mission 1917q35. From 1916m29 he was alSo chancellor of University of Western Ontario,',of.tl which.he Was the first medical graduaten He was married to Annie Cook of Toronto. Both his_

Grain Growers;Co, 1907~29, he played a major role in western farm politics.leadingaiprairie ;.»

During the war years he was speaker of the House and for a while minister of. northern afi

Stuart .3, Gare-on, Liberal premier of Manitoba 1943-48, held Marquette- 1.949157.‘ While in "