February 10, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

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Mr. W. B.@

NANTEL (Terrebonne) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 54) to amend the Railway Act. He said: The Supreme Court of Canada has given judgment reversing and infirming a decision of the Court of King's Bench (appeal side) of the province of Quebec. The decision of the Supreme Court is that the Superior Court of the province of Quebec has no jurisdiction to compel railway companies, under the Railway Act, to make farm crossings and other similar work for the benefit of farmers whose lands are intersected by a railway, but that such jurisdiction belongs to the Board of Railway Commissioners. I wish to amend three sections of the Railway Act, sections 252, 253, and 254, and have it declared that the Superior Court of the province of Quebec has jurisdiction in such cases.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT-AMENDMENT.
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