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


Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)


The Acting Minister of Railways should be complimented for the introduction of this Bill, which I think is legislation along the right line. I agree with the hon. member fof South Renfrew (Mr. Graham) that it is not well to delegate all the powers of Parliament to the Board of Railway Commissioners. But we have had a good many years' experience of that board. They have had delegated to them powers that hitherto were held only by the Parliament of Canada, and I do not think there has been any complaint either in the House or in the country against the abuse of those powers. I think, therefore, we can safely trust the Board of Railway Commissioners.

Topic:   II, 1916
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