May 17, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Section 19 of the original contract. There' is no question that, as between the western division owned by the Grand Trunk Pacific and the eastern division which they will operate, over which they will exercise the rights of lessee, there is already provision. There is also provision, I think for the equitable distribution of any through rate between the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Intercolonial. What my hon. friend draws attention to is, however, an additional item, the possible lack of legislation governing the distribution of a rate which will be in part over the Grand Trunk Pacific and in part over the old Grand Trunk. Now, we are advised that that is probably covered by existing legislation in the Railway Act.

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