February 3, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)


Just fancy calling this a commission which is to serve the farmers and give them speedy justice. I knew what the result would be of passing this Act. which, as my hon. friend from South York (Mr. Maclean) says, vests the chairman of the commission with more powers than are to be found given a judge by any other Act in the civilized world. We were told that this Act was for the purpose of doing justice between the farmers and the railway monopolies. We were told that its object was to give cheap and speedy jus-

tiee to tlae farmers. The result, X think, will be a disappointment. If the contrary should prove to be the case, I shall be very agreeably disappointed. The resolutions are the most extraordinary I have ever seen introduced into this House. They are for the purpose of carrying out a bargain made with a judge of the Supreme Court in order that he may consent to be removed from that court and placed in a better and more profitable position.

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