May 4, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) :

Mr. Speaker, I wondered, when I heard the amendment read, just what exactly was the intention and purpose in the mind of the hon. member (Sir Henry Drayton) who moved it. It is perfectly apparent now that the intention was to give the leader of the Opposition (Mr. Meighen) an opportunity to make a second speech and to go over the same ground he went over at great length this afternoon. Let me say to my right hon. friend that his case must be an extremely weak one, or he would not have taken an hour this afternoon and another hour to-night-

Topic:   CROWSNEST PASS AGREEMENT
Subtopic:   PROPOSED INQUIRY INTO EFFECT UPON RAILWAY RATES
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