May 19, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)


Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)



I quite adhere to my expressions of a former date in connection with a report from that commission. I might state to my hon. friend (Mr. Lennox) that he need not become suddenly impatient. There seems to be some weeks, at least some days before us, before the close of this session, and we must remember that there are quite a number of amendments under consideration ; a Bill is now on the order paper making amendments to the Railway Act, and before that Bill goes through and is considered by the committee I think that it will be my duty and privilege to submit to the House some amendments and among these there may be found one that will cure the defect in the Act in connection with the report. We have been pretty well occupied during this session with work ; at least there have been Bills that have received a little consideration, and I would not wish to interfere in any way with the progress of matters of that kind with any legislation affecting railways, but the Railway Department will have its turn in connection with legislation

and I hope my hon. friend will not be too impatieHt.

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