As to subsection 3, is not this a rather harsh regulation that the Governor in Council shall fix the amount that is to be paid for these works that are to be confiscated or expropriated? The subsection states that the value of the works and property shall be fixed and determined by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister ol Mr. HENDERSON.
Public Works based upon a report of the chief engineer of the Department of Public Works before the agreement for construction is entered into. Is it intended that the expropriation shall be arbitrarily determined by the Governor in Council -without the company who owns the property having an opportunity to appeal to an independent tribunal like the Exchequer Court or any other institution to settle the dispute. The information of the Governor in Council might in his belief be correct and yet greatly unfair to the people who own these dry-docks. .
Subtopic: DRY-DOCK SUBSIDIES.