House went into Committee on Bill (No. 2), to amend the Railway Act, 1903.-Mr. Lancaster.
On section 1,
1. Section 227 of the Railway Act, 1903, ia amended by striking out the word ' or ' in the third line and substituting therefor the word ' and,' and by adding after the word ' expedient* at the end of the section the words ' but where-ever in any such portion of a city, town or village a railway crosses a highway at rail-level, the said speed of ten miles an hour shall in no event be exceeded, unless the company provides, by a watchman or gates at such crossing, protection against approaching trains for persons using the highway.'
lion. CHARLES FITZPATRICK (Minister of Justice). This Bill was referred, at my request, the last time it was before the House, to the Railway Committee. I understand it was considered there and that the committee reported against it. I cannot see how the House can do otherwise than support the committee.