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

LIB

William Windfield Rutan

Liberal

Mr. RUTAN.

It affects my province as well as Manitoba or any other province, for in the future the transportation lines will no doubt extend from the southwest to the northeast, and vice versa, just as the transportation lines of to-day extend from east to west. Natural resources are of no value whatever unless they are developed. What are lands worth to the country if they are not developed? They are not worth anything unless they are developed. Why are we advertising to the world the great opportunities which Canada offers for the investment of capital? It is because this country needs development and we are inviting capital to come and assist in this development. If hon. gentlemen are interested in the conservation of these powers, and if they want to take the attitude which some of their remarks have indicated to-day they had better commence at the beginning of the session and treat all alike. Numbers of these Bills have passed this House during this session, and there is no reason why this should not be passed as well. If we are to adopt that principle let us adopt it at the beginning of the session and treat all alike.

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