Company, for a line of railway from Andover to St. John, New Brunswick, exclusive of a railway bridge across the St. John river, at or near Mistake, and a railway bridge across the Kennebecasis river at or near Perry Point; in lieu of subsidy granted by chapter 48 of 1912, section 2, item 2; not exceeding 200 miles.
5. To the Lotbinifere and Megantic Railway Company for a line of railway from a point at or near Lyster in Megantic county to a point at or near Lime Ridge in the township of Dodswell, in the County of Wolfe, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 51 of 1910, section 1, item 23, for a line of railway between the points above mentioned; not exceeding O'O miles.
6. For a line of railway from a point on the Canadian Pacific railway at or near Scots-town or Megantic to the International boundary, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 40, of 1907, section 1, item 19; not exceeding 35 miles.
7. To the Little Nation River Railway Company for a line of railway from a point between Thurso and Montebello on the line of the Canadian Pacific railway, northerly, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 51 of 1910, section 1, item 46; not exceeding 30 miles.
8. To The Erie, London and Tillsonburg Railway Company, for a line of railway from Port Burwell to London, passing through or near Vienna, Calton, Aylmer, Kingsmill and Belmont, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 51 of 1910, section 1, item 37; not exceeding 35 miles.
9. To the Tillsonhurg, Lake Erie and Pacific Railway Company, for a line of railway from Ingersoll north to a junction with the St. Mary's and Western Ontario Railway at Embro, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 48 of 1912, section 2, item 12; not exceeding 10-38 miles.
10. To The Canadian Pacific Railway Company, for a line of railway from Gimli to a point on the Icelandic Tiver at or near Riverton, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 63 of 1908, section 1, item 39, for a line between the points above mentioned; not exceeding 30 miles.
11. To The Canadian Pacific Railway Company, for a line of railway from Moosejaw, in a northwesterly direction, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 63 of 1908, section 1, item 40; not exceeding 123 miles.
12. To The Alberta Central Railway Company, for a line of railway from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House, in lien of the subsidy granted by chapter 63 of 1908, section 1, item 38; not exceeding 70 miles.
13. To The Kettle Valley Railway Company, for the following lines of railway:-
(a) from Merritt to Penticton wharf; not
exceeding 145 miles;
(b) from a point on the line between
Merritt and Penticton wharf, at or near Penticton, to Midway; not exceeding 135 miles.
(c) from a point on the line between
Merritt and Penticton wharf, about 25 miles south of Merritt, to a point on the Fraser river near Hope Station; not exceeding 55 miles;
the said subsidies being granted in lieu of the subsidies granted by chapter 51 of 1910, section 1, item 42; not exceeding in all 335 miles.
14. To The Calgary and Fernie Railway Company for a line of railway from Miche'
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or Sparwood, in a northerly direction via the
headwaters of the Elk river and Kananaskis Pass to a point at or near the city of Calgary, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 48, of 1912, section 2, item 43; not exceeding 100 miles.
2. That the Governor in Council may grant the subsidy hereinafter mentioned towards the construction and completion of the bridge hereinafter mentioned, that is to say;-*
To. the Burrard Inlet Tunnel and Bridge Company towrards the construction and completion of a bridge over the Second Narrows of Burrard Inlet, as authorized by chapter 74 of 1910, in lieu of the subsidy granted by chapter 48 of 1912, section 3, item 1; not exceeding $350,000.
3. That, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression ' cost ' means the actual necessary and reasonable cost, and shall include the amount expended upon any bridge, up to and not exceeding $25,000, forming part of the line of railway subsidized not otherwise receiving any bonus, but shall not include the cost of equipping the railway nor the cost of terminals nor the cost of right of way of the railway in any city or incorporated town; and such actual, necessary and reasonable cost shall be determined by the Governor in Council, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Railways and Canals, and upon the report of the chief engineer of the Department of Railways and Canals, certifying that he has made or caused to be made an inspection of the line of railway for which payment of subsidy is asked, and careful inquiry into the cost thereof, and that in his opinion the amount upon which the susbidy is claimed is reasonable, and does not exceed the true, actual and proper cost of the construction of such railway.
4. That the subsidies hereby authorized toward the construction of any railway or bridge shall be payable out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada, and may, un'rss otherwise expressly provided hereby, at the option of tlie Governor in Council on the report of the Minister of Railways and Canals, be paid as follows-.-
(a) Upon the completion of the work subsidized; or.
(b) By instalments, on the completion of each ten-mile section of the railway, in the proportion which the cost of such completed section bears to that of the whole work undertaken ; or,
(c) Upon the progress estimates on the certificate of the chief engineer of the Department of Railways and Canals that in his opinion, having regard to the whole work undertaken and the aid granted, the progress made justifies the payment of a sum not less than thirty thousand dollars; or,
(d) With respect to (b) and (c), part one way, part the other.
5. That the subsidies hereinbefore authorized to be granted to companies named shall, if granted by the Governor in Cpuncil, bo granted to such companies respectively; the other subsidies may be granted to such companies as established to the satisfaction of the Governor in Council their ability to construct and complete the said railway and bridges respectively; all the lines and the bridges for the construction of which subsidies are granted, unless they are already commenced, shall
be commenced within two years from the first day of August, 1913, and completed within a reasonable time, Hot to exceed four years from the said first day of August, to be fixed by the Governor in Council, and shall also be constructed according to descriptions, conditions and specifications approved by the Governor in Council on the report of the Minister of Railways and Canals, and specified in each case in a contract between the company and the said Minister, which contract the Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, is hereby empowered to make. The location also of such subsidized lines and bridges shall be subject to the approval of the Governor in Council.
6. That the granting of such subsidies and the receipt thereof by the respective companies shall be subject to the condition that the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada may at all times provide and secure to other companies such running powers, traffic arrangements and other rights as will afiord to all railways connecting with the railway and bridges so subsidized reasonable and proper facilities in exercising such running power, fair and reasonable traffic arrangements with connecting companies, and equal mileage rates between all such connecting railways, and the said Board shall have absolute control, at all times, over the rates and tolls to be level and taken by any of the companies, or upon any of the railways and bridges hereby subsidized: Provided always that any decision of the said Board made under this section may be at any time varied, changed or rescinded by the Governor in Council, as he deems just and proper.
_ 7. That every company so receiving a subsidy, its successors and assigns, and any person or company controlling or operating the railway or portion of railway subsidized under this Act, shall each year furnish to the Government of Canada, transportation for men, supplies, materials and mails over the portion of the lines in respect of which it has received such subsidy, and, whenever required, shall furnish mail cars properly equipped for such mail service; and such transportation and service shall be performed at such Tates as are agreed upon between the Minister of the Department of the Government for which such .service is being performed and the company performing it, and, in case of disagreement, then at such Tates as are approved by the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada; and in or towards payment for such charges the Government of Canada shall be credited by the company with a sum equal to three per cent per annum on the amount of the subsidy received by the company under this Act.
8. That as respects all railways and bridges for which subsidies are so granted, the company at any time pwning or operating any of the railways or bridges, shall, when required, produce and exhibit to the Minister of Railways and Canals, or any person appointed by him, all books, accounts and vouchers showing the cost of constructing the railway or bridge, the cost of operating it, and the earnings thereof.
9. That the Governor in Council may make it a condition of the grant of the subsidies herein provided that the company shall lay *the railway with new steel rails and fastenings made in Canada and shall purchase all materials and supplies required for the construction
of the railway and bridges, and the rolling stock for the first equipment of the railway, from Canadian producers, if such rails, fastenings, materials, supplies and equipment are procurable in Canada of suitable quality and upon terms as favourable as elsewhere, of which the Minister of Railways and Canals shall be the judge.
10. That whenever a contract has been duly entered into with a company for the construction of any line of railway hereby subsidized, the Minister of Railways and Canals, at the request of the company, and upon the report of the chief engineer of the Department of Railways and Canals and his certificate that he has made careful examination of the surveys, plans and profile of the whole line as contracted for, and has duly considered the physical characteristics of the country to be traversed and the means of transport available for construction, naming the reasonable and probable cost of such construction, may with the authorization of the Governor in Council enter into a supplementary agreement fixing definitely the maximum amount of the subsidy to be paid, based upon the said certificate of the chief engineer and providing that the company shall be entitled to be paid, as the minimum, the ordinai'y subsidy of $3,200 per mile, together with 60 per cent of the difference between the amount so fixed and the said $3,200 per mile, if any; and the balance, forty per cent, shall be paid only on completion of the whole work subsidized, and in so far as the actual co9t, as finally determined by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the Minister of Railways and Canals, and upon the report and certificate of the said chief engineer, entitles the company thereto; Provided always:-
(a) that the estimated cost, as certified, is not less on the average than $18,000 per mile for the whole mileage subsidized ;
(5) that no payment shall be made except upon a certificate of the chief engineer that the work done is up to the standard specified in the company's contract ;
(c) that in no case shall the subsidy exceed the sum of $6,400 per miie.