May 27, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I am informed that that is the practice, and if the proposal comes from the equipment companies I can understand it because, again, I am informed that at least in some of the American companies certain highly placed officials have financial interests in the large equipment companies and naturally desire as frequently as possible to secure new equipment. I think that we as Canadians and as a parliament ought to know very distinctly whether, as the minister says, pressure has come largely from the equipment companies. I take it that the proposal is primarily for new equipment rather than for repairs. What kind of new equipment is needed? Is it high powered engines and steel cars; what precisely is the type of equipment contemplated?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM
Subtopic:   WORKS, 'UNDERTAKINGS AND GUARANTEE OP RAILWAY EQUIPMENT SECURITIES TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT
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