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

CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

I put it to the hon. member that shouts "Carried" that perhaps he is afraid of losing his seat. I say to hon members generally, including my Progressive friends, that we must decide this question on the merits. The resolution simply asks for the elimination of the discriminatory "mountain scale" and the same treatment as the sister provinces of confederation in respect to basic commodities. The government seek to evade the issue by saying, "No, this is a want of confidence motion." I appeal to the conscience, to the political instinct and to the good judgment of all members to determine which course they take. I am confident that a very large number, including many in this part of the House, will determine this question on its merits and not as a matter of political expediency.

Topic:   EQUALIZATION OF RAILWAY RATES
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