Resolution of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec on Irish Affairs, with the reply thereto
Governor-General the EARL OF MINTO to Mr. CHAMBERLAIN.
(Received June 16, 1903.)
Toronto, June 1, 1903.
In compliance with the petition of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, contained in an address forwarded to me by the Lieutenant-Governor of the Province, I have the honour to transmit to you herewith copy of a Resolution passed by the Assembly in regard to legislation recently introduced in the British Parliament regarding the tenure of land in Ireland.
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Enclosure in No. 1.
Legislative Assembly, Quebec, Saturday, April 25, 1903.
Whereas it is in the interest of the British Empire that the citizens of the several portions thereof should be contented and happy; and
Whereas such has not been the condition of Ireland for many years;
That the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec, which Province has experienced the blessing of self government, views with the greatest satisfaction the measures which the Parliament of Great Britain is now adopting for the purpose of removing all discontent arising from the laws at present existing in Ireland, relating to the tenure of land, and further desires to place on record its sincere hope that in the near future the Parliament of Great Britain will grant such form of self-government as will satisfy the patriotic desires of the Irish people, and thereby strengthen their loyalty and devotion to the Empire, in the same manner as self government in this country has created an indissoluble bond of union between Canada and the mother country.
That an humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor-General requesting His Excellency to be pleased to transmit the foregoing resolutions to the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies.
That an humble address be presented to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, requesting him to be pleased to transmit the said address to His Excellency the Governor-General to the end that the same may be transmitted to the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and that Mr. Speaker be authorized to send a copy of the present Resolutions to the Right Honourable A. J. Balfour, and a copy to Mr. John Redmond, MP.
That the said address be presented to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor by such members of the House as are of the Honourable Executive Council of this Province.
L. J. Desjardins, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
Mr. CHAMBERLAIN to Governor-General the EARL OF MINTO.
Downing Street, June 23, 1903.
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's despatch of the 1st of June, transmitting a copy of a Resolution passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Quebec in regard to legislation recently introduced into the British Parliament with respect to the tenure of land in Ireland.
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