July 17, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER.

Before that motion is put, while I do not object to the subject matter of the Bill, I desire to protest against this Bill taking precedence of my Bill on a very much more important subject. This House unanimously passed my Bill to amend the Railway Act early in the session, and sent it to the Senate before Christmas. It was a Bill to protect the lives of every man,'woman and child from the fatal accidents that are taking place every day at railway crossings. The Senate amended that Bill three or four months afterwards, and sent it back to this House. A week or ten days ago I asked the House to consider this Bill, and was told by the Minister of Railways that it was too late in the session, and that they could not take up any Public Bills and Orders. I think if any Bill is to be taken up, it should* bd that one.

Topic:   SUPPLY-SEED GRAIN.
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-PUBLIC BILLS AND ORDERS.
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