July 21, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

John Thomas Hackett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HACKETT:

We have gone on with this noble experiment, as it has been called
by some of its protagonists, for nearly thirteen years, and I submit that there are two or three facts which are absolutely incontrovertible. The first fact is that there is not in Canada sufficient business to maintain these railways in the state of efficiency in which they are operated at the present time. The second is that we cannot go on paying into the coffers of this company, to make up deficits, to acquire betterments and build extensions, a hundred to a hundred and fifty million dollars a year. The third is that the management has failed in the task which was allotted to it. The management was set up for what purpose? It came here to solve our railway problem. Has it done so?

Topic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN THIRD REPORT OF SELECT STANDING COMMITTEE
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