Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):
Mr. Speaker, I ask leave, seconded by the hon. member for Moose Jaw (Mr. Thatcher), to move the adjournment of the house under standing order 31 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the reported application of the railways of Canada for a further freight rate
increase of between 5 and 6 per cent, and the urgent need for intervention by the government to prevent any such increase prior to the passing of the freight rates legislation now before parliament, and the need for making it clear that the railways should not be permitted to pass their defence surtaxes on to the people of Canada.
Subtopic: REPORTED APPLICATION BY RAILWAYS FOR INCREASE IN RATES