February 16, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

As I understand this section, it imports into the Railway Act a new clause conferring upon the board the statutory power to determine rates where under lease from the Crown of water-power to a private corporation, the rates charged by such corporation are, according to the terms of the lease, to be determined by the board. In other words the board in such cases already has a quasi jurisdiction by virtue of the contract between the Crown and the lessee. It is desired to implement that by this

statutory enactment, which declares that the board shall have its usual power in respect to the adjustment of rates in such cases.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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