April 27, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)


Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

All I can say to that is, "hear, hear". I draw your attention, Mr. Chairman, to the fact that the item to which you have drawn my attention is a statutory item that we do not discuss at all. We are not permitted to discuss it. The item is put in for our information, but part of the information that it gives us is that the administration of the grade crossing fund is one of the items administered by the board of transport commissioners. I would gladly argue the case of the hon. member for Colchester-Hants or the hon. member for Halifax or the hon.

member for Assiniboia, and I would certainly argue my own case. I suggest, sir, that you look up the record of the previous sessions and I think you will find that we have had these discussions on this item year in and year out. But I see it is eleven o'clock.

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