March 3, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Referring to press reports accrediting Mr. Hayes of the Grand Trunk Railway as saying that there are 50,000 level crossings on the Grand Trunk Railway system in Canada, and to the return brought down to the House on the 16th instant gave 14,999 as the total number of level orossings in Canada on the 30th June last, (a) are the figures of the return correct, (b) what is the number of level crossings on the Grand Trunk Railway system in Canada, (c) how many of these are said to be protected, (d) in what ways are they protected, and how many of eaoh class?
2. Of how many of these crossings (a) protected,^ (b) unprotected, have the government or Railway Board plans, drawings or photographs?
3. Of Grand Trunk unprotected crossings,
(a) how many according to the company's statements to the board, require protection,
(b) how many have the board claimed to require protection or (c) has the question been taken up at all between the board and the company?
4. About what amount is said to be the cost of installing a set or pair of gates at a railway crossing, say in Ontario or Quebec, (a) in a city, town or village, (b) on a country highway or elsewhere, and (c) what is the ordinary average annual cost of up-keep, exclusive of attendance?

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