April 15, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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Hon. S@

I may mention that I received a note from the gentleman whose name was on the Bills, and who certainly had no knowledge of the change. I asked for an explanation from the solicitor ; I believe it is usual for the solicitor to look after the drafting of Bills coming before the House. He alone is responsible for the printing of these Bills that were submitted to the committee. I knew nothing of them until I saw them reprinted ; and I suppose my hon. friend who has
charge of this Bill had not any knowledge of it either, or had anything to do with it. The solicitor for the companies affected by the Bills referred to by the hon. member for Winnipeg (Mr. Puttee) is alone responsible for suggesting the amendments and having the Bills reprinted for reconsideration of the committee.

Topic:   MANITOBA RAILWAYS AGREEMENT.
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