April 12, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. FRANK OLIVER (Alberta) moved :

That that portion of the sixth report of the Select Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines reporting the preamble of Bill No. 38, respecting the Hudson's Bay and North-west Railways Company, and to change its
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name to ' Great Northern Transit Company,' not proven, be referred back to the said committee for further consideration.
He said : I have no wish to refer the Bill back to the committee for reconsideration on the merits of the question that has been discussed before the committee. The Bill as originally introduced provided for certain railway connections between the waters of Hudson's Bay and the Mackenzie river. Application was made for an extension of time for the completion of the work, and for the privilege of making a further connection between Lake Superior and Hudson's Bay. In the committee, the discussion was on the application to make connection between Lake Superior and Hudson's Bay, and that application was refused by the committee. We have no wish to renew the application so far as that point is concerned. We merely ask that the Bill in its original shape, providing for connection between the waters of Hudson's Bay and the Mackenzie river be allowed the ordinary extension of time.

Topic:   GREAT NORTHERN TRANSIT COMPANY.
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