January 25, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


Robert Bickerdike


It is a little milder. I do not wish to impose on the railways any more burdens than we can help. In the cities, towns and villages we should have gates at the level crossings. Outside in the country districts and prairies, I was at a loss to frame an amendment which would meet all cases, because while on the prairie a man can see a train ten miles either way, in the woods he cannot see it until he i3 right on the track. Possibly the municipalities may contribute to the expense. For instance, in New York state the cities contribute 25 per cent and the state 25 per cent towards paying for the lowering or elevating of the tracks, as the case may be.

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