March 15, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Alfred Edgar MacLean

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MacLEAN (Prince):

I wish to read this telegram and to ask the Minister of Railways a question based thereon:
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Will you kindly use your influence with railroad officials to have refrigerator cars rushed here for shipment of seed potatoes? Over fifty wanted this station. We have only received two in two weeks. Must have supply quick or will lose heavily through cancelled contracts. February orders not filled yet. Would appreciate very much your cooperation.
This is signed by Simmons and McFarlane of Freetown, Prince Edward Island. Will the Minister of Railways be good enough to take this matter up and to see that cars are rushed there as quickly as possible?
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): I shall, of course, be glad to bring the matter mentioned by my hon. friend to the attention of the management of the Canadian National Railways. I understand that the matter has been the subject of representations previously, and I am sure the railway management is doing its best to cope with the situation, but I diall be pleased to bring the representations of my hon. friend to their attention.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFRIGERATOR CARS FOR SEED POTATOES
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