May 12, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)


William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative


Or if there is a line to be bought, let the Government take it. And the Government takes it. They put the Transcontinental on us; it is not productive just now, although I think it has a great future. I am not going to profess lack of faith in my country so far as the future of the Grand Trunk Pacific is concerned; I hope that even the right hon. gentleman will give me credit for that. But this is the psychological moment to administer a cure to prevent the recurrence of the railway evils that have arisen in the past. In a word, that is my proposal as to dealing with the Grand Trunk. Let us say here and now, when they are suppliants at our door: " All right, gentlemen, we will take this road over and relieve you if you give us the old Grand Trunk upon certain conditions that we will name to you."

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