March 14, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Henry Horton Miller

Liberal

Mr. MILLER.

The hon. gentleman says that members of the opposition are not opposing the Bill. I would like to know what different course they would find it possible to take if they were opposing the Bill. They have delayed its progress now for at least three times. They say they are not opposing the Bill, but apparently I think they are using it as a cudgel to force the government to lay down a policy as to what they shall do in the way of giving water-powers to persons who may apply therefor. But I would like to know what consistency there is in taking the stand they do in refusing to let this Bill go through until the government declares its policy as to the granting of water-powers, when no member _ of the House, who has spoken in opposition to this Bill has pointed out a single section or a single word in the Bill that alienates to any extent one single drop of water or the rignt to use water. Until they can do that, I do not see any consistency in their argument.

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