February 27, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I will give this much along that point: It is incorrect to say that Mr. Vautelet did not consider these original tenders that were put in. They sat as a board, considered them all and made a report to me, which they all signed on the various tenders, but I thought that was not sufficiently definite, and I asked for a more definite report. The original tenders were discussed by all the members of the board, and the report was signed by Messrs. Vautelet, Macdonald and Modjeska. The other point was merely a matter of detail. At a meeting of the board certain motions were placed before the board, which I will be happy to give the House at a later stage. The chairman thought- and he gave his reasons for it-that these motions were out of order, and he did not put them. I never acted as chairman at any meeting of the board.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SAFETY, THE FIRST ESSENTIAL.
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