Mr. T. H. Goode (Burnaby-Richmond):
Mr. Speaker, I did not intend to enter this debate, even though members from British Columbia should be more interested than any others. However, the other day I noticed a dispatch in the Vancouver Sun which said:
There was protest again at the filibuster on debate to incorporate the Alberta Natural Gas Company, which hopes to pipe natural gas from Alberta to British Columbia and the northwestern United States.
Then it goes on to say that the hon. member for Parkdale (Mr. Hunter) had asked for fair play in this debate. After reading that, after listening to hon. members debate the matter, and after hearing a minister of the crown take part in the discussion, I determined to find out something about it, not only to satisfy my own curiosity but perhaps for the good of my own riding. I thought perhaps there was some difference between the bills which were presented to this house last session and the present bill. So I looked up Hansard for April 29, 1949, and found that the debate was somewhat less than intense. Hansard says, under the heading "Private Bills":
Topic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic: PRIVATE BILLS