April 17, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Oh yes, but if parliament had done what I said then, and say now it should have done, it would have left the commission free to reduce everywhere in accordance with the conditions obtaining, and to be absolutely fair between all parts of the Dominion. Now, let parliament do that, let parliament cease to hamstring the commission, let it remove the chains, and then representatives from all parts of the Dominion can fairly be asked to go with these questions to the Railway Commission of this country. But while parliament handcuffs the commission in order that it may fasten certain rates, how then can it ask members of this House, and representatives of other parts of Canada, to go to the commission-a commission which is tied hand and foot by the government itself?

Topic:   EQUALIZATION OF RAILWAY RATES
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