Mr. MURRAY MacLAREN (St. John City and Counties of St. John and Albert) :
Mr. Speaker, the terms of this resolution are based on broad national grounds. In matters relating to Canada as a whole, the various sections of the country must proceed as a unit so that we may have a uniform and satisfactory system throughout. One might suppose, upon hearing the remarks of the member for Marquette (Mr. Crerar), that this is a local question; that it relates simply to the welfare of St. John and Halifax. I assure hon. members that that is anything but the case. It is true that benefit would result to St. John and Halifax, but there are other ports in the maritime provinces besides those two Further, I believe that if this proposal were carried out there would be ports in the maritime provinces in the furture that we do not know of to-day. In other words, it would lead to the development of our maritime ports.
Royal Assent-Supply Bill
Topic: BRITISH PREFERENCE AND CANADIAN SEAPORTS