March 30, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Melville Martin

Liberal

Mr. W. M. MARTIN.

If hon. gentlemen will permit me, I will quote from 'Hansard' statements made by prominent members of the Conservative party to that effect. I must say that it did occasion a good deal of surprise to residents of the vicinity in which I reside to find that there were men in the House of Commons so absolutely ignorant of western conditions as not to know that we were so hampered for the lack of transportation facilities that every farmer lost possibly an average of 10 cents a bushel on his grain because of that lack, as he is doing at the present time and will continue to do, so long as adequate transportation facilities are lacking.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC LOAN.
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