April 26, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I would like to say with the indulgence of the House that I think my hon. friend the chief whip of the Liberal party was not justified, if, as he says, he did not understand this to be a binding agreement, in not coming to this side of the House and telling some of the whips who were in the House that he did not understand this to be an agreement. He was not necessarily obliged to convey that information to the chief whip on this sidA He could have come to some of the other whips on this side of the House, or to myself, and explained what he must have known to be at least a misunderstanding, and if he had done so we would have had an avoidance of the very unpleasant incident that has taken place tonight.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY.
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