The House in Committee on Private Bills, Mr. Boivin in the Chair.
Bill No. 37, respecting the Toronto, Niagara and Western Railway Company. -Mr. Morphy-in committee.
On section 1-short title:
Mr. CURRIE [DOT] This Bill is one that caused some trouble in the Railway Committee, and the Minister of Railways was to make a .statement in the House as to whether this was a Government Bill or not. I should like if he would present that statement now.
(Mr. J. D. REID: This Bill is merely for the purpose of extending the charter of the Toronto, Niagara and Western Railway Company, a subsidiary company of the Canadian Northern Railway Company. This company is owned and controlled by the Dominion Government through the Canadian Northern Railway system. In the Railway Committee, representatives of the city of Toronto did raise some objections, until they understood that the clause in the extension of 1916 covered all their objections.