May 30, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)


Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)



In other years the grade crossing vote could not apply unless it involved the elimination of a crossing. For that reason it would not apply to the project the hon. member has described, because the crossing is there and the necessary work would involve only an improvement. I might say that last year we broadened the scope of the million dollar vote so that we could take care of projects of the kind described. For that reason the application would be a proper one to bring before the board of transport commissioners. I have no recollection of having received an application in the matter; but in any event it should be sent to the board, rather than to me, because it has under its control the administration of the grade crossing fund. If the proper authorities will make application to the board of transport commissioners, or if they will renew an application already made, I am sure their representations will receive due consideration.

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