Official Report of Debates, House of Commons

Official Report of Debates, House of Commons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... majority as the result of the discussions that we had on this subject. But the hon. member for Terrebonne has referred to resolutions passed by the moribund Legislature of Quebec, the members of which have not seen their constituents for four years. The hon. member has quoted the opinions of that moribund body against the opinions of hon. members elected by the constituencies of the Province of Quebec to deal specifically with this subject, and all of whom came from their constituents only twelve months'ago. I say that the resolutions of the moribund Legislature of Quebec are not worth the paper on which they are printed, and they are not entitled to the slightest possible consideration at our hands. Mr. MASSON--Alth0ugh unanimous. Hon. Mr. HOLTON--That the next Legislature of Quebec would be entitled to express an opinion on the railway policy, as representing the opinion of the people, --if it should step out of its own Province to give that opinion--because it is outside of its Province, I freely admit. But, Sir, what were the circumstances under which those resolutions were passed 'I The hon. gentleman did not tell us anything about that. He spoke of the unanimity that prevailed there; but that unanimity was only apparent, not real. The honorable gentleman knew that full well. If he tells us that the representatives of the southern counties, the counties that returned to this House the hon. members for Bagot, Chateauguay, Lepraire and others, and which were not directly interested, but interested only in having the best possible line selected, voted for that which has been demonstrated to be the more advantageous of the two schemes, did so from conviction-then I say the hon. gentleman makes good my position that the resolutions of the...
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  • Paperback | 812 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,420g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937392
  • 9781236937391