Mr. Paul E. McRae (Fort Williams):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak on the motion proposed by the hon. member for Perth-Wilmot (Mr. Jarvis) which asks that rail passenger service be reinstated in areas of southwestern Ontario from which it was removed during the past few years. However, before doing so I would like to speak on a point of personal privilege in reply to the earlier remarks of the hon. member for Gander-Twillingate (Mr. Lundrigan). No departmental officer, or anyone else for that matter, is ever going to put words into my mouth when it comes to speaking about railroad affairs. I come from a great community which is totally dependent on the railroad. I spent 30, 40 or 50 hours with railroaders during the last strike,
November 5, 1973
and I spent last Friday evening with railroaders. 1 remember the town of Rainy River when dieselization came in, and the tragedy it suffered, as well as many other areas. So nobody is going to tell me what to say about railroads.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS