March 7, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Windfield Rutan

Liberal

Mr. RUTAN.

And that that Bill went through the committee and also passed

this House. I cannot see wherein we can afford to have one poliey for one company and another policy for another company. It seems to me that it is a very dangerous principle to go upon. This company are only asking for the ordinary powers. Compared with the powers granted in the Bur-rard Inlet Bill they were modified, and there is no reason why hon. gentlemen opposite should undertake to obstruct the carrying out of an enterprise which is intended to promote the development of a country which) needs development, a country which to-day has no chance of development on account of not having the means of transportation such as this company would provide, and a country which beyond doubt is rich in resources. The people in th'e' northern part of Saskatchewan and the northwest territories, where this enterprise is to be undertaken, are just as anxious for the development of the country as are the people of British Columbia 01* any other province in the Dominion.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   NELSON RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY.
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