March 27, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)

L LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Kamouraska):

They
are receiving compensation for damages according to the law of the land, and they ,are also entitled to benefit under the Provident Fund, which exists in the other companies as well as in the Canadian Government. Railways, and which has been considered by the Privy Council to be merely an insurance.
Mr. J.D. REID: I have made inquiries, and notwithstanding what the hon. member says, I bfelieve that the employees of the Intercolonial Railway are in equally as favourable a position as those on the other railways, and my opinion, I think, is just as good as the hon. member's, on that question. I have taken this matter up and -have had my assistants take it up during the Recess, and after consultation with the railway employees I am informed that this is what they desire. If the committee does not want to pass the Bill I would rather withdraw it this session than have any further amendments.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AID TOWARDS ELIMINATING LEVEL CROSSINGS.
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