That is good, as far as it goes; but I do not think it will cover all the requirements of the case. It applies only to municipalities or corporations. This can only include municipalities and such companies as have received corporate rights by Acts of parliament. A large number of our telephone lines are not owned either by municipalities or incorporated companies, but are lines projected by individuals or private corporations that give the use of them to the public generally. I apprehend they could not avail themselves of the right of connection with the railway stations under this provision. To that extent. I think the clause will fail to meet the requirements of the situation.
The MINISTER OF R A" v-s XD CANALS. I think that any clause which provides for making arrangements with any body of men not incorporated would fail. These concerns must have some sort of organization, so that the railway company, in dealing with them may know who they are dealing with, and may feel that they can make the concern fulfil its obligations. I would be sorry to impose such conditions
upon the railway companies as regards every association of fifteen or twenty individuals who might wish to have telephonic access to the railway station.
Subtopic: RAILWAY ACT 1903.