Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, That it is expedient to amend the Montreal Harbour Commissioners' Act, 1894, and to provide,-
1. That the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal may build, own, maintain and operate a bridge, for general traffic including tramways across the River St. Lawrence from a point in the City of Montreal to a
point on the South shore of the sajd River to be
determined by the said Corporation, with all necessary or useful appurtenances or accessories.
2. That the plans of such bridge shall be submitted to and approved by the Governor in Council before beginning the construction thereof, and the Corporation may, subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, charge and recover tolls for the use of or passage on such bridge.
3. That the Corporation may, for the above purposes, and from time to time, borrow money or issue and sell or pledge bonds for such amounts, at such rate of interest, and on such terms and conditions as it may determine, and it may secure such bonds or loans by a mortgage or hypothec on the said bridge and by a charge on the tolls and revenues thereof.
He said: His Excellency the Governor
General having been made acquainted with the suibject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House.
Motion agreed to.