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

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

The Act which we passed last session provided that the construction of the eastern division of this railway should be confided to three commissioners. I have moved that instead of the work of construction being entrusted to three commissioners it should be entrusted to four and the only reason I have to give for this is that in a matter of this magnitude in which all sections of the country are interested, the centre, the east and the west, the different provinces and sections of the country should be represented, that Ontario should be represented by one commissioner, Quebec by one, the maritime provinces *by one and the western section also by one. That is the reason for the amendment which I now propose.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY- APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS.
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