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


George Henry Barnard

Conservative (1867-1942)


Well, for Ontario, but I venture to say that this legislation is hitting at one particular company. I may be wrong in. that; I speak subject to correction. If the legislation is intended for the province of Ontario, the fact should be stated. I object to firing a charge of grape shot when you don't know where the pellets are going to land, and that is what you are doing here. You are dealing w'ith every company incorporated in Canada since 1906, and taking away certain rights
which may have been "given, and, on general principles, I submit the legislation is altogether objectionable and should not be adopted.

Topic:   P520 COMMONS
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