April 7, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

I will bring the matter to the attention of the Railway Commission, which the hon. gentleman knows is the only body that has authority to deal with matters of this kind. The Minister of Railways can only work through that board, in order to bring about any action that may be necessary. When the hon. member brought this matter to the attention of the House on a former occasion, information was given to him that everything that could be done by the railway itself and the Board of Railway Commissioners was being
done. The telegram he has read states that at present there is very severe weather in that part of the country, which is ho doubt the reason they cannot get the road open. I have the greatest confidence in Sir Henry Drayton and his fellow commissioners, and believe they will do everything possible to keep open every road in the country.

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