I admit that if parliament does give them the power they could use it, but if they do not get the power, they cannot use it. We have incorporated here provisions which restrict the company as fully as we think it is proper for the company to be restricted. We say they shall procure consent if they can; if they cannot, and if they can make out a case to satisfy the board, then the board may override the decision of the municipal council. The municipal council will not have power absolutely to block an undertaking which has been chartered by this parliament. Then we say that the opening up any streets, square or other public place, is to be subject to the supervision of the municipal council.
Subtopic: RAILWAY ACT, 1903.