As the former mayor of Belleville, the hon. member would have been involved in several grade crossing matters. I refer him to Part III of the bill, with which he will be familiar. It is a re-enactment, with increased financial limits, of the historic grade crossing fund. The procedures under Part III are exactly the same as they always have been, namely that the municipality can go to CTC and get a grant from the grade crossing fund for its grade crossing and grade separation proposals.
Part II is a totally new procedure. It is designed to deal with grade separation and highway relocation proposals that cannot be dealt with even under the increased amounts in the grade crossing fund. It is a design to cover what I can call special expenses and especially large grade crossings and grade separations or highway relocations. I think the procedures set out here should be different from the grade crossing fund procedures in Part III, simply because they are so big and designed to be so major that it is essential that we avoid any conflict between a municipality and its province with regard to these major undertakings and major highway relocations. That is the reason for the difference. I underline and emphasize to the hon. member that the procedures he is familiar with under the old grade crossing fund are duplicated or repeated in Part III of this legislation with increased limits.
Relocation of Railway Lines
Subtopic: RAILWAY RELOCATION AND CROSSING ACT
Sub-subtopic: PROVISION FOR PLANNING, ACQUISITION OF LAND, GRANTS, GRADE CROSSING ASSISTANCE