June 15, 1903

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

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.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT, 1903.
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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

The hon. minister will see, of course, that a company might generate ten times as mpch power as it would require to operate its line of railway. It

might generate ten times as much heat and light as it would require. According to our contention it has no right to tear up the streets, squares and public places of a municipality to dispose of the other nine-tenths that it does not require without the consent of the municipality. It has no right to go into such a business as that. I want to be recorded as very strongly against such a proposition.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT, 1903.
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LIB

Archibald Campbell

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Campbell).

Shall clause 193 as amended be adopted ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT, 1903.
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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

I object to it.

Section, as amended, agreed to.

On section 194,

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT, 1903.
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LIB
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

I think we had better not enter into any question of drainage to-night. It is too late. I move that the committee rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Progress reported.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT, 1903.
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ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.


The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS moved the adjournment of the House.


CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Before this motion is adopted, will the hon. Minister of Railways and Canals give us the order of business for tomorrow ?

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

We will take up the Railway Bill and supply.

Mi-. MONK. What estimates will be taken up ?

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

We have not yet finished the estimates of the Department of Agriculture.

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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CON

Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

I understand that the lion. Minister of Railways and Canals (Hon. "Mr. Blair) has appointed a special commissioner to make an inquiry into the cause of the accident at West Lome one or two months ago, and that that commissioner has returned to Ottawa after having made an investigation. I would like to ask the hon. minister if the commissioner has submitted his report, and if so, if be will lay it on the Table of the House ?

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS.

I have not heard from him for the last two or three days, but when the report is completed I will bring it down.

Topic:   ADJOURNMENT-BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE.
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Motion agreed to, and House adjourned at 11.10 p.m.



Tuesday, June 16, 1903.


June 15, 1903