August 26, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


James Clancy

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JAMES CLANCY (Bothwell).

Mr. Speaker, I am sure you will consider [DOT] it presumption on my part to attempt at this stage of the debate to offer anything particularly new. The discussion has been a long one, and I am noti at all certain that it has been barren of what may turn out to be good results, or that it has been unprofitable to the country. One thing has been made clearly apparent during this debate, and that is that the government who have launched the scheme and those who are supporting it have no fixed ideas, absolutely no uniform notion, of the utility of the road, or of anything beyond the fact that the scheme has been placed before the House, and that they have been asked to support it. We find both the press supporting the Liberal party and Liberal members in this House, declaring, from the Prime Minister downward, that we are mostly to lose sight of every commercial consideration in connection with this enterprise, and that we are to follow what the Bill itself I

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