Daniel Duncan McKenzie
On the Orders of the Day perhaps I may be permitted to say something to the hon. the Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. J. D. Reid). The first order which we are likely to reach is that for the third reading of Bill No. 33 respecting the acquisition of the Grand
Trunk Railway system. While we have very little delay in view after reaching the proceedings connected with the third reading, I would like to say to the minister that we are not prepared to go on to-day. Knowing that to-morrow will be a holy-day, and it not having been known that the Bill would be taken out of committee last night, the bulk of our members who are within reach of their homes have gone home and it is impossible to get anything like a fair representation of the Opposition in the House this afternoon if we are forced to go on to the vote. I would suggest to the minister that he stand this order until Monday night. We will try to be here on Monday night and I think the Bill would go through on Monday night or possibly Tuesday.