April 25, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The minister is getting excited. He was going along at a pretty good gait and has got into deep water. His memory has failed him. Mr. Tiffin was an old employee in charge of the traffic on the Intercolonial when he was placed on this Board. In addition to that, Mr. Pot'tinger was 'placed on this Board. This Board was modelled on the lines of the management of the Pennsylvania railway, and the heads of the several departments composed it. In deference to the French-speaking people living along the Intercolonial, the Liberal Government did what had never been done before; they placed a French-speaking man on that Board to have something to say as to how the road should be managed. That was Mr. Caron, formerly of the province of Quebec, latterly of Ottawa. As connecting link 'between the Government and the Board, the deputy minister was placed on it as chairman, because the late Government never shirked its responsibility in the management of the Intercolonial. So they made the deputy minister the connecting link with the Government in the management of the road.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-PROMOTION OF EMPLOYEES.
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