February 17, 1949 (20th Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Church:

Mr. Speaker, wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. We should use our best endeavours in the present session to remedy the evils covered by this bill, such as motorcar accidents, drownings, fires in homes, accidents at level crossings, and the slaughter of the innocents by hit-and-run drivers. Transportation should be a means to an end, not an end in itself. Nothing has added more to the comfort and education of the people than the motorcar, but, like every other invention of science, its use is one thing and its abuse is another. Warfare has turned into a curse, by their abuse, the many discoveries of science in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine and other blessings to humanity.
In a news item in the Toronto Telegram of January 29 I noticed the headline: "Nine little victims, adult, await burial side by side." These people were the victims of a fire in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
618 HOUSE OF
Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING PISTOLS, AIR GUNS, MOTOR VEHICLES, LEVEL CROSSINGS AND PAYMENT OF FINES
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