June 4, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

The increase in the price of coal in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada is due, not to the putting up of the price by the coal companies, but to the increase in the cost of transportation, over which the man who produces the coal has no control. The Dominion Coal Company and the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company had steamers carrying their coal at reasonable cost, but these stearqers have been taken from them and the coal is now put on board cars, the man who takes it away paying the cost of transportation. The coal producers should not he blamed for the cost of transportation.

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