May 12, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

George Brecken Nicholson

Unionist

Mr. NICHOLSON:

An hon. member opposite says, "hear, hear;" well, that is a very easy thing to say. I should like some one, however, who says that we should turn back the railways to private control, to show me a group of men who would be willing to undertake to operate these railways economically and efficiently, and give the people satisfactory service. It is a very simple thing to say, turn the railways back to private control; and it was equally easy to say in 1917, 1918, and 1919 that we should have left them under private control. If we had talked that way in 1903, 1904, and 1905, there might have been some reason in such suggestions. But faced with the present problem, I should

like any man to show me the means by which we can turn these lines back to private control with a reasonable guarantee for efficient operation.
Mr. DuTREMBLAY: What do you think of transferring the railways to the Canadian Pacific Railway?

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