August 5, 1904

CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

How can the government place themselves in the same position as the vendors ?

. Mr. GALLIHER. The vendors of the railway have the right of running over the bridge.

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George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

Do the government get that right from the vendors ?

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LIB

William Alfred Galliher

Liberal

Mr. GALLIHER.

If the vendors of the railway hold the right of running over the bridge from the separate company and they are transferring this right to the government surely the government would get the same right as that possessed by the vendors.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

They are not transferring this right by the Bill.

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LIB

William Alfred Galliher

Liberal

Mr. GALLIHER.

I want to understand the position clearly. If that is the case it would strike me that we should not make an absolute foreclosure of the rights of the bridge company ex parte, because this Bill is only dealing with the purchase of the railway from the railway company, including running rights over the bridge.

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CON
LIB
CON
LIB

William Alfred Galliher

Liberal

Mr. GALLIHER.

If I understand aright that is what is intended to be acquired by the Bill.

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CON

Samuel Barker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARKER.

Read the clause and you will see it has nothing to do with the acquiring of rights.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It Is a declaration of the rights of the government in respect to the bridge.

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CON

Samuel Barker

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARKER.

As to the bridge alone, but without regard to the railway.

Mr. GALLIHER, If we get all the rights of the railway surely we get the rights which the railway had to run over this bridge.

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CON

John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAGGART.

They are not pretended to be transferred at all.

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LIB

William Alfred Galliher

Liberal

Air. GALLIHER.

That is a question I do not understand altogether.

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LIB

Peter Macdonald (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.

Probably I had better read the clause again.

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LIB
LIB

Peter Macdonald (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

I would like to have some information from the hon. minister. Is there a contract between the government and the t>t. Mary's Railway Bridge Company in respect to this bridge, or has there been any understanding between the St. Mary's Railway bridge Company and the government in respect to this bridge ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EAIMERSON.

There has been none whatever. We are simply, by this Bill, declaring our rights. I think it would be very unfair for us to foreclose any rights they may have. I do not, as respecting the Department of Railways and Canals, recognize and I do not for a moment imagine that these people have any rights. I think that the amount of principal and interest against that bridge entirely precludes the St. Alary's Railway Bridge Company from making any claim and yet with the sense of justice which possesses me constrains me to come to the conclusion that it would I be very unfair for us to entirely shut them '

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August 5, 1904