May 8, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)


My right hon. friend the leader of the Opposition spoke yesterday of the desirability of having the documents in connection with the Canadian Northern Railway proposals printed and laid upon the table of the House. We had provided a number of copies which it was anticipated might be sufficient for the use-of those who desire to discuss the question, and this was done in the hope that I might take up the resolution on Monday. My right hon. friend has represented to me that it is desirable to have certain portions of the documents printed, and accordingly my colleague from Halifax and the Solicitor General have gone over the papers and made a selection, which, in order to expedite the matter, has already been placed in the hands of the printer. It is necessary, however, to make a motion to have the matter regular; therefore, I beg to move:
That such portions of the documents laid upon the table of the House in connection with the proposed resolutions relating to the Canadian Northern Railway system as have been selected for the purpose shall be printed forthwith, and that the provisions of rule 74 be suspended in relation thereto.

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