Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER informed the House that he had received a message from the Senate respecting amendments made by them to Bill (No. 21) an Act to consolidate and ameuu the laws respecting railways as follows
Tuesday, October 20, 1903. Resolved, that a message be sent to tlhe House of Commons by one of the Masters in Chancery, to inform that House, that the Senate doth accept the amendments made by the House of Commons to the Senate amendment No. 51 to Bill No. 21, intituled : ' An Act to amend and consolidate the law respecting railways,' and that the Senate doth not insist upon their amendments Nos. 6, 33, 45, 46 and 60 to the said Bill ; but doth insist upon their amendments Nos. 2,
3 and 4, for the reason that the clauses 5, 6 and 7 of the said Bill were an Interference with provincial and municipal rights which the Senate amendments minimized, while giving ait the same time jurisdiction to the board on all subject matters essential to the satisfactory working of the purposes set forth in the original sections 5, .6 and 7 of the said Bill,
The Senate doth also insist on its amendment No. 11, for the reason that in all tribunals there should be an appeal on points of law. It is equally in the interests of the individual and the company, especially when the appeal qan only be granted by leave of the board or of two judges of the Appellate Court.
The Senate doth insist upon its amendment No. 31, for the reason that the clause In its original form involves an interference with municipal rights.