Albert Blellock HUDSON

HUDSON, The Hon. Albert Blellock, K.C., LL.B.

Parliamentary Career

December 6, 1921 - September 5, 1925
LIB
  Winnipeg South (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 16)


June 23, 1925

Mr. HUDSON:

At the last sitting objection was taken to this bill going through, and since that time I have had some conversation with the hon. member for West Calgary (Mr. Shaw) and we have arrived at an understanding with regard to an amendment which I think wiil meet the situation. Notice was given of a proposed amendment by the hon. member for Medicine Hat (Mr. Gardiner), the notice appearing in the Votes and Proceedings of Saturday. I have communicated with the promoters of the bill, and they are willing to accept the amendment proposed by the hon. member if he will change the date mentioned in his notice from the 1st September, 1925, to the 1st January, 1926.

Topic:   THE CALGARY AND FERNIE RAILWAY
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June 19, 1925

Mr. HUDSON:

I am not a member of that committee and I was not present, therefore I cannot state the facts which were placed before the. committee. All the information I can give the committee is that contained in a telegram which has been placed in my hands by the solicitors who are acting for the promoters of the bill, and which I understand was procured in consequence of certain questions which were asked by some hon. members in committee yesterday. The message is from a firm of solicitors in Winnipeg, Hough, 290i

Campbell & Ferguson, a firm of the very highest repute. The telegram reads as follows:

Present directors Calgary and Fernie Railway J. S. Hough, A. C. Ferguson, Franklin Crandell, J. D. Sinclair, A. B. Alexander. Persons largely interested in railway and in large holdings of coal and timber in Elk valley and the chief promoters D. A. Robertson, San Francisco, and F. E. Kenaston Minneapolis. Unless changes made recently following are directors of Grain Belt Construction and Development Company in England, Rowland Burdon, M. P. George Lloyd Court-hope, M.P., Herbert Goring, Robert Basil Hoare, Ernest Summers, Homewood Bernard, Spring Rice. The English company have already expended over one hundred thousand dollars in surveys, road building and other expenses. Robertsons Coal Company have expended nearly similar amount in developing coal mine in Elk valley. No one prejudiced by renewal of charter.

That is the extent of my knowledge.

Topic:   THE CALGARY AND EERNIE RAILWAY COMPANY BILL
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June 19, 1925

Mr. HUDSON:

I can tell the committee

in a very few words all I know about this matter. The company got a charter from parliament some years ago and obtained a renewal of that charter, but I cannot give the particulars, I understand the whole matter was threshed out in the Railway committee.

Topic:   THE CALGARY AND EERNIE RAILWAY COMPANY BILL
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June 19, 1925

Mr. HUDSON:

I do not.

Topic:   THE CALGARY AND EERNIE RAILWAY COMPANY BILL
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June 19, 1925

Mr. HUDSON:

The only information I have is that which I gave from the telegram. Mr. Hough is one of the prominent barristers and solicitors of Winnipeg and a man of the highest reputation. If he is dead, he has died within the last day or two. The telegram is signed by his firm, Hough, Campbell & Ferguson, and I am quite sure that any statement contained in it is true, because that firm would not lend its name to anything that was not true.

Topic:   THE CALGARY AND EERNIE RAILWAY COMPANY BILL
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