July 18, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

That is not part of the agreement. They (are buying out the Toronto Electric Light Company and this is an .attempt to get in there in perpetuity and to secure an eternal franchise by improper means.
Mr. -NESBITT: That is purely a surmise. They have furnished no proof that that statement is correct. In the meantime they ask us to enact ia clause to do away with a statute passed by this Parliament. They said that Parliament did not know what it was doing. I believe that the Parliaments that have gone before knew what they were doing just as much as we do now. I have no doubt that the .people of Toronto were very glad to get that, power transmitted to them at that time. Now they have other power and they want to cut off the rights of this company which were acquired 10 years ago.

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