the extension of the terms of the agreement of 1890, between the Dominion' and the province of British Columbia, so as to make it applicable to forest reserves. It makes it applicable to forest reserves, or at least, not inapplicable to reserves as it was the intention that it should be applicable to forest reserves. However, the Bill as it reads, is applicable not only to forest reserves but to part reserves. The Department of Justice advises us that in the original Order in Council, which constitutes the agreement between this Government and the province of British Columbia, there is no provision which requires its application to park reserves, andi the officers of the parks branch are very desirous that the parks should be preserved from, invasion at the hands- of miners' or others. Consequently, I wish to move:
That the Bill he referred hack to the Committee of the Whole with instructions to amend it as follows: "That clause X of the Bill be amended by striking out all the words from the beginning of the clause to and inclusive of the word "expedient" in the second line thereof and substituting therefor the following words: "Provided however, that where in a Dominion forest reserve, outside of the area of the Dominion Parks now or hereafter established, it is not expedient for topographical or other reasons."
Then it would read on:
To use for public road purposes the existing ' road allowances, the title to which is vested in the Crown in the right of the province, the provincial governments may, by order of the Governor in Council, be permitted to lay out such roads as may be necessary for the convenience of the public, and may be granted title thereto in consideration of the surrender of such portions of the said road allowances as are not required for public roads.
It is desired that parks be not opened' to the laying ouit of provincial roads the same as forest reserves.