May 7, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (Peace River):

I should like to ask the Minister of Railways if in the near future he can table the report of the engineers who made various surveys last year of the passes between the Peace River country and the Pacific coast; also the correspondence between the government and the Canadian National Railways in connection with the Edmonton, Dunvegan and
British Columbia railway; also the correspondence in connection with the Pacific Great Eastern railway, for which an order passed the house some time ago.
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways): Mr. Speaker, I will have these various returns checked up. In connection with one of them, about which my hon. friend spoke to me the other day, that is, the correspondence with respect to the acquisition of the Northern Alberta Railway by the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National, I am advised that the delay arises through certain correspondence between the presidents of the two railways having been marked " personal " and the necessary permission required to produce it. I do not think there will be any difficulty; it will be merely a matter of delay. In connection with the others, I will have the necessary inquiries made.

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