February 18, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Thomas Miller Bell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bell:

Well, section 17 of part III of the Telegraphs Act begins by saying that this part applies to every company, and then goes on to list them. They are in the act now. You are adding paragraph (c), and that is fine, but the other sections of part III of the act which come along from section 18 onwards were drawn up at a time when Newfoundland was not a part of Canada. I maintain that there is some law in those sections concerning Newfoundland as a separate country which is in conflict with the addition you are making to the act. At least, I ask for consideration of that point. I do not want to be dogmatic about it. That is the only point I want to make on it.

Topic:   TELEGRAPHS ACT
Subtopic:   APPLICATION OF PART III CONCERNING MARINE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH COMPANIES
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