May 2, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)


John Leroy Skoberg

New Democratic Party

Mr. Skoberg:

Mr. Speaker, at the present time section 120 of the Railway Act does not provide for a mandatory public hearing to be held when railway companies make application to remove any regular station agent, caretaker-agent or caretaker. This amendment would provide for the requirement of a public hearing. At the same time there is no requirement for the type of service that must be provided by the railway's personal contact. This amendment would spell out the services to be included by such company representative if permission has been granted for the removal of a regular station agent, caretaker-agent or caretaker. All that this proposed bill would do-

Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT
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