Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved that the House go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution:
That it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the construction of a Canadian National Railway line from Kingsclear, a point on the Saint John and Quebec Railway in the province of New Brunswick, in a generally southwesterly direction, to a point on the St. Croix river, opposite Vanceboro, in the state of Maine; estimated mileage including existing grading, 41 miles; estimated cost, $2,123,000.
He said: Mr. Speaker, I do not know
whether I am at liberty to discuss the details of the bill that will be based upon this resolution, but I think some at least, of the objections raised last session to the form in which this legislation was introduced, will be explained in the bill. I would prefer to defer that explanation until we have the resolutions in the form of various bills. I might point out that this resolution is for the purpose of the Canadian National Railways having a connection with an American line for traffic between the Maritime provinces and the United
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