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

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

If the Minister of Railways considers that a fair interpreta-

tion of the language of His Excellency, 1 will not argue any more with him. He knows perfectly well that the people of the country who read* the speech from the Throne understood that the line was- open for traffic in the ordinary course, and in that sense such a statement was absolutely and wholly mendacious and. the Governor General has been led into a very unfortunate position. No fault is to be attributed to His Excellency, because I suppose he is obliged to place confidence in the representations of his ministers in matters of this kind. But why the trouble was taken to put these words into the mouth of His Excellency, when it must have been perfectly apparent that the truth would be discovered within a very short time, is more than I can understand.

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