Mr. SEYMOUR E. GOURLEY (Colchester).
I have no interest in the Bill whatever, but I took an interest in the discussion of the matter in committee ; and while I would accept the principle laid down by the Prime Minister, that the decision of the committee should be accepted, yet, I understand the hon. member for Alberta (Mr. Oliver) does not seek to conflict with that principle. The discussion in committee was confined to the proposed connection between Lake Superior and James Bay, and the rest of the Bill, providing for an extension from
Hudson's Bay west to the Pacific, was not considered. Now, the hon. gentleman proposes, as the judgment of the committee was given upon that subject, to accept it; but, as the other question was not discussed, to refer it to the committee for a decision. With all deference to the Prime Minister, I think that if he would reconsider the matter, he would not feel it his duty, to disagree with the proposition.