These amendments are merely verbal. The first one is that before ' ergot of rye ' the words are inserted ' and from the sclerotia known as ' ; the second amendment is to leave out the word 'screenings ' and insert the words 'not absolute]v clean.'
Amendments read the first and second times, and agreed to.
Subtopic: INSPECTION AND SALE OF SEEDS.
This is the amendment to the Railway Act which provides running rights for the Intercolonial Railway over the Grand Trunk Railway from Montreal to Coteau, and over the Canada Atlantic Railway from Coteau junction to Parry Sound.
When this Bill w'as up for consideration before, it w'as suggested that possibly a claim might be made against the government for the right that we are now taking to run over the Canada Atlantic, without reference to the fact whether wre used that right or not. It wras suggested that that point ought to be made absolutely clear. I therefore move to reconsider Section 5, and to amend it by adding the following proviso :
Provided that no compensation shall be payable for such running powers unless and until the same are actually exercised, and then only for such exercise.
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS ACT-AMENDMENT.