September 7, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN.

That is all very well, but it is important that this arrangement should be commenced properly. I do not think the press association should have the right to fix these charges without the approval of the Governor in Council. There may be something of a special nature taking place in Great Britain, of which every newspaper in Canada would desire to get the news. Very many might not be in a position to become members of the association. The fee may be fixed at a very high figure ; and unless there is a great deal of caution on the part of the government, they may be establishing a monopoly in the country in the interest of a few of the great daily newspapers.

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Subtopic:   SUPPLIES FOB GOVERNMENT RAIL' WAYS.
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