May 9, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition) :

Strictly speaking this report
should be read, because it contains many clauses which in the view of many of the members of this house are wholly unwarranted, particularly those parts which endeavour to give approval to the method in which the accounts of the company aire kept. In our judgment those accounts are not kept in accordance with the methods which prevail in many similar organizations. It, of course, is a matter of difference of opinion as to how the accounts should be kept in order to exhibit correctly the operations of the system, and possibly this question arises from the fact that the system is divided into eastern and other sections which include parts of several lines. Under these circumstances, since the report has nor, been read, I only desire to state that the report does not represent the unanimous views of the committee, as I am informed, and certainly it does not carry with it the judgment of all the members who sit on this side of the house. We content ourselves merely with observing that the report concurred in is concurred in on division, and not with our consent.

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