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

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The MINISTER OF JUSTICE.

I presume we are now called upon to deal with section 9 of the Bill and I want to say a word about it. Section 9 was adapted from tlie Bill which provides for the construction of the Intercolonial Railway and I would also say for the special information of my hon. friend from Jacques Cartier (air. Monk) that it was taken likewise from the Act introduced in the Quebec legislature to provide for the construction of the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental Railway in 1S75 by the Conservative government. In respect to the Intercolonial Railway and the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental Railway, commissioners were appointed during pleasure and it is not to my knowledge that any complaint was ever made of the tenure of office of these commissioners.

Topic:   NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.
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