If that is the intention it is all right.
Mr. MeMASTER: I trust that the Bill,
when 'brought down, will contain a saving clause to protect all causes of action which have already arisen from the operation of the Act. I have knowledge of one case which is 'being dealt with by my office. My partner is negotiating with one of the departments to get what we consider an adequate recompense for a widow whose husband was killed. The department had offered just about the amount that they would be liable to under the compensation law of Quebec. We did not think the compensation allowed was sufficient in this case [DOT]and we have been trying to get a larger [DOT]allowance. I would not like our rights, or *the rights of our clients, to be prejudiced by any legislation adopted in a House of which I was a member.
Mr. J. D. REID: The railway employees would like a Dominion Compensation Act, but that would take a considerable amount of time and I thought it would :be well to [DOT]simply 'bring in a Bill for this session putting Government railways in exactly the same position as the other railways. When the resolution is passed the Bill will be introduced and it will be printed so that every one will have an opportunity of looking it over. That is the reason I would like *to get the resolution through to-night.