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

CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It got the right to deal with the equity of redemption as it saw fit. Parliament has not the absolute right to confiscate without the complaint of the party interested unless the party agreed to it. But because we then got the right to do it, that does not say that it is to our interest to do it or in the interest of the

people of Canada, and it does not say it is honourable to do it.

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