Mr. F. S. ZAPLITNY (Dauphin):
Mr. Speaker, I am sure the members of this house and those who read the debates will feel disappointed in the kind of reply we have received from the Minister of Transport (Mr. Chevrier). Surely, in a matter admittedly as important as this, in fact so important that a fairly substantial number of the members who normally support the government have risen in their places and taken an opposite stand, the minister should have given the house more than he did in his brief and cursory statement. The chief point he raised was his contention that the question of discrimination was not part and parcel of the whole question of a general increase. He made out that because the application itself did not mention that, or did not make direct reference to the differentials or the discrimination, therefore the
board could not take that into consideration. I do not know on what legal grounds he makes that sort of plea.
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