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

LIB

William Stewart Loggie

Liberal

Mr. LOGGIE:

That seems to me rather a far-fetched excuse. I do not doubt as to the facts of a particular case that may have happened in that way, but, as a matter of fact, to take coal from the pit-head to St. John cannot cost but very little more than to take it from the pit-head to Montreal; and if that be true, how can the minister make that an excuse for coal being so much dearer at St. John than at Montreal, if the rail freight from pit-head to St. John is

practically the same as from pit-head to Montreal?

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