March 28, 1924 (14th Parliament, 3rd Session)


John William Bell


The question is a proper one for discussion. This winter I have discussed the matter fully with my officers, somewhat along the line indicated by my hon. friend, and I was forced to the conclusion that it would be very much like cruelty to deprive the people in that district of the advantages they get from this station. I do not know that we should have too much sentiment in matters of this kind, but, as one who has pioneered in the West, I do not feel just now like taking the institution away from them. In my opinion the policy of development in the West has suggested a reaching out towards the setting sun.

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