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


Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)


That is quite true. Perhaps if we were merely establishing the board now it might be decided to have their headquarters at Regina; that would be about the centre of the three prairie provinces, but that is not the question. I am pointing out that- there should be something like fair dealing with a city after an agreement has been made; there should be fair dealing by a succeeding government under an agreement arrived at by a preceding government. Governments are continuous although the personnel changes, as we learned last evening in another province.
I am not going to take up any more of the time of the committee; apparently hon. members have made up their iminds, but in closing again I wish to point out that while the headquarters of the board is not being absolutely changed it is being left to the discretion of the commissioners. According to the agreement between.the city of Fort William and the government in power at that time, provision was made in the act that the board should be at Fort William, and under that agreement the people of Fort William put up this building.

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