Mr. Chairman, earlier today I spoke in support of this bill, and now I would like to ask the minister two questions. I have a copy of the Winnipeg railway study which covers a number of aspects of rail line relocation with regard to the economic benefits and the social and environmental impact of such. I should like to quote from a letter from the Damas Smith consulting firm in the city of Winnipeg. They refer to CP Rail and say: "The railway has acquired land south of the main line". However, they do not say how far south. If they go as far south as they can, they will go up to Saskatchewan Avenue which is adjacent to residential property. They say;
The railway has acquired land south of the main line between the Perimeter Highway and the Airport for a new classification yard. It will probably build this yard.
As I stated this afternoon, CPR has been acquiring property adjacent to residential property. I should like to ask the minister: What protection will the city have in this situation?
Subtopic: RAILWAY RELOCATION AND CROSSING ACT