I was informed that that was what the hon. gentleman had said. But, Mr. Speaker, after this speech was made in the
house, and after these years have passed during which oil has gone from the oil fields of Alberta to Washington to provide employment for United States citizens- employment that should have gone to British Columbia-all of a sudden these gentlemen in the opposition take the view that everything regarding Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Line Company is wrong.
Mr. Speaker, they should have risen at that time and supported me in the argument I put forward. It was a good argument; it was placed on record here, and the facts were straight. Now, all of a sudden, we are going to decide, it seems, in a debate of this kind that the C.C.F. are right and that the gentlemen on this side are wrong. In my view there is only one way in which to find out the facts of this case. I do not know whether I am going along with this bill or not, but there is one place to find out the facts, and that is in the committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines. I reserve my judgment on this bill until I have sat on that committee.
Topic: TRANS MOUNTAIN OIL PIPE LINE COMPANY