September 15, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Certainly, that is what I said. With regard to the transportation question, I said we were creating a commission of an expensive nature to solve a question which, as my hon. friend contends, is solved by this. Bill ; and as regards the commission provided for by the Railway Act, I said that I thought the attributes of that commission were properly assigned to the Railway Committee of the Privy Council. Commissions have been tried in England and have failed ; they have been tried in several of the United States, and have failed there also ; and I claim, as my own individual opinion, that the time has not arrived in Canada fot burdening the country with that expense.

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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