April 9, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

Donald Nicholson

Unionist

Mr. NICHOLSON:

If Government-owned and controlled railways are to be made a pure matter of parish polities, then I have grave doubts as to the success that we shall ever attain in the operation of such railways; and if it is any consolation to the Minister of Railways to know it, I would like to say to him that here is one member of the Commons that is going to stand behind him rigidly in following the policy of his predecessor and turning an absolutely deaf ear to those who would subjugate a great national undertaking to a simple basis of political grab, which is what many members of this House, representing different parts of the country, apparently desire to do with Government-owned railways.
Amendment negatived, Bill read third time.

Topic:   VAN BUREN BRIDGE COMPANY.
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