April 8, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


John Gillanders Turriff



All right, Mr. Speaker;
I withdraw those words. I would not like to say anything that is not in accordance with the rules of the House, but I will say this: that the Grand Trunk Pacific has been deliberately degraded by the Government, and that the only other company that can benefit by it is the Canadian Pacific railway, and the men who are to suffer by it are the western farmers, because the Grand Trunk Pacific, degraded as it is, cannot carry the products of the farmers as cheaply as if the road had been completed up to the standard originally intended.
There are other things I should have liked to refer to, such as lumber and cement, but the time at my disposal having expired, I hope to deal with them on another occasion. I trust that the next time the farmers of Canada come to see the Minister of Finance, they will get more consideration than they have obtained up to the present time, judging by the Budget speech delivered on Monday last by the Minister of Finance.

Subtopic:   THE BUDGET.
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