August 28, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

Arthur Lachance

Liberal

Mr. LACHANCE:

I was then saying, Mr. Chairman, to conclude my remarks that for me the situation is rather foggy ; we do see, in the background, large financial institutions, we do see banks, big capitalists, investment associations and trusts of every denomination, all restlessly active and lying in wait for these millions; but, it is unfortunate that the Government did not want to assist in disentangling the occult ramifications of all this transaction and in letting the public know who wall receive this money first, and who will get it later. Nevertheless, there remains an undeniable, self-evident fact: it is that the Government are going to pay $60,000,000, when, under the Act of 1914 they would not have to give one single cent.
Therefore under such circumstances, I [DOT]believe it is my duty to vote against the proposed Act.

Topic:   CANADIAN RAILWAY SITUATION.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY BILL RESUMED IN COMMITTEE-RULE 1TB APPLIED.
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