April 6, 1908

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Between what points does the line run?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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LIB

Robert George Macpherson

Liberal

Mr. MACPHERSON.

It Is an electric railway operating between some islands in the Karuinistlquia river and Fort William. I may say this Bill was up for some weeks before the Railway Committee, and the promoters of the Bill and the city of Fort Wil-lian had a long fight over it. Eventually they came together and drew up the Bill in this form. It is a railway and bridge Bill. This company has power to erect bridges over the, Ivaministiquia river and operate on some of the islands. I fancy it is some gentlemen interested in real estate on those islands who are really promoting the Bill.

Mr. FOSTER, My hon. friend (Mr. Hag-gart) asked what was the reason this Bill should be brought into the Dominion parliament at all. It is a very short line, which I understand is to operate between the two towns of Fort William and Port Arthur.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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LIB

Robert George Macpherson

Liberal

Mr. MACPHERSON.

No. I understand it does not run to Port Arthur. It crosses a navigable stream, and it is desired on that account to bring it under the jurisdiction of the Dominion parliament and the Railway Commission.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

That would only make it necessary to get permission from the Dominion parliament to build a bridge across the navigable stream.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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LIB

Robert George Macpherson

Liberal

Mr. MACPHERSON.

This is the renewal of a charter. I do not know what the original idea was in asking for Dominion legislation.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Does my hon. friend know why it was called a terminal railway ? It does not seem to have much chance either

to begin or to end. It is only six or seven miles long.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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LIB

Robert George Macpherson

Liberal

Mr. MACPHERSON.

I was not at the christening, and I could not tell the hou. gentleman why.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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LIB

William Alfred Galliher

Liberal

Mr. GALLIHER.

It connects the Canadian Northern and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

Is this entirely in the province of Ontario?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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LIB

William Alfred Galliher

Liberal

Mr. GALLIHER.

Yes. The Fort William terminal is on an island in the Kamin-istiquia river, right in front of the town of Fort William. .

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
Subtopic:   FORT WILLIAM TERMINAL RAILWAY AND BRIDGE COMPANY.
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QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.


House in committee on Bill (No. 128) respecting the Quebec and New Brunswick Railway Company.-Mr. Michaud.


CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

Has anything been done on this railway ? I see that the charter was granted originally in 1900 and that it has been renewed several times.

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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LIB

Pius Michaud

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD.

There have been about three miles of work done on this road and the reason why the work was not continued since two or three years ago was that it was expected that the Transcontinental Railway would take over part of this line. When the line was surveyed it was found that the Transcontinental Railway would only take a short distance of it. After the line of the Transcontinental Railway was surveyed we had to make an application to parliament to have the time extended. It is the intention of the company to start the work as soon as possible.

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID.

The company should have started the work in 1900 when they got the charter.

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

What will be the length of the road altogether ?

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

And there are three miles built ?

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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LIB

Pius Michaud

Liberal

Mr. MICHAUD.

There are three miles built. The claims for the right of way have been settled with the farmers and we are ready to go on with the work.

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Has there been a subsidy from the government given or promised ?

Topic:   QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK RAILWAY COMPANY.
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April 6, 1908