April 11, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. E. ARMSTRONG:

I am in hearty sympathy with the amendment that is now before the committee. I am satisfied that the Bill will do a great deal to reduce duplication of railways in Canada. If we had had this amendment to the Railway Act years ago it would have saved the country millions of dollars. Not only will it prevent the duplication of railways, but it will prevent the duplication of terminals which we have at many places in Canada and in connection with which a large amount of money has been expended uselessly and unwisely. In addition, it will assist materially in the placing of our railway finances on a better footing than

Topic:   POWERS OF THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENTS.
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