March 5, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)


Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

There is also a press clipping which has been placed in my hands, the meaning of which I do not quite understand. Possibly the hon. gentleman will be able to make perfectly clear to me what it does mean, if it is authentic. In the Canadian Gazette of the 22nd February, 1901, there is this reference to the scheme :
The Melbourne Argus says that the Victorian government is communicating with the governments of Queensland and New Zealand with a view of forwarding a combined message to the Pacific cable board suggesting a joint purse undertaking with the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company.
I will pass this clipping across so that the hon. gentleman may read it and may inform us what is the exact meaning and bearing of that reference, if it is authentic.

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