HYMAN (London) moved that the Order for . the House in Committee on Bill (No. 04) to incorporate the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway be discharged, and that the report be referred back to the Select Standing Committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines for further consideration. He said : The reason of my making this motion is that the committee, when tlie Bill was before it, adopted the following amendment :-
Provided always that before the construction of the prairie section is commenced, the location thereof shall be approved by the Governor in Council, and no part of such location shall be nearer than thirty miles to any constructed or located main line of any railway unless for special reasons to be named by the Order in Council, unless the Governor in Council may otherwise order.
While that was carried by the committee, the wording of it and the principle were left to be settled by the Minister of Railways and myself. As we find ourselves unable to bring the contending parties together and to get them to agree upon it, we think it is only fair, under the circumstances, that the Bill should be sent back to tbe committee for the purpose of discussing that clause.