April 27, 1949 (20th Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Green:

Has any consideration been given to the use of railway rights of way for any of these oil and natural gas pipe lines? For example, what about pipe lines running through the Rockies? I presume they would have to go through one of the passes used by the railways. It would seem to be an unnecessary expense to put through new rights of way. If the cost is higher than necessary the Canadian people are going to have to pay the difference. Have any steps been taken to investigate the feasibility of using railway rights of way? The railways have very efficient maintenance staffs, and surely there would be a great saving, particularly through the mountains, in using rights of way already there instead of having new ones for hundreds of miles.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   CONTROL OF INTERPROVINCIAL AND INTERNATIONAL OIL OR GAS PIPE LINES
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