May 17, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)


Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)


Mr. Chairman, I desire to move in amendment :
That the Bill he amended by adding thereto the following section as section 5 :-
5. Should the government he of opinion at any time during the continuance of any obligation of the government in respect of the western division, or during the lease of the eastern division, that the earnings upon the traffic interchanged between the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company system of railways and the system of railways of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, have not been properly apportioned between the said tw'o companies, the question of such apportionment shall be determined by arbitrators to be appointed by the government and the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada, in the manner provided by paragraph 47 of the agreement, or shall be determined by the Board of Railway Commissioners as mentioned in section 19 of the said agreement.
Before dealing with this amendment, I wish to say a few words with reference to some observations made by the hon. member for Annapolis (Mr. Wade). He started out by saying : We are a unanimity behind the government ; there is no diversity of opinion amongst us. Yet I have a distinct recollection of the hon. gentleman saying a few days ago : If there are
any weak-kneed members of the party, they may just as well understand first as last that this contract is going through.

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