August 23, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

That is what I said, that is what 1 say to-day. As between us and -them, they could not. But the general interest of Canada does not call for it, and the circumstances of the case do not call for it. If my hon. friend believes that the legislation of that time, as it stood at the third reading-and it stood at the third reading just as it is now-if it provided that upon default there should be confiscation, nothing more or less, why did he support an amendment that, instead of confiscation, there should be a submission of the *stock to arbitration? Why did he support that amendment if it was provided that the people of Canada could get the property for nothing? It is because he did not believe it and does not believe it now.

Topic:   CANADIAN RAILWAY SITUATION.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY BILL RESUMED IN COMMITTEE.
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