April 25, 1974 (29th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

A. Daniel McKenzie

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McKenzie:

Mr. Chairman, it would appear that the railways are being presumptuous in acquiring land already, so you can understand our concern. My second question is another quotation from the Damas Smith letter to the city of Winnipeg. At page 8, it says:
The railway reception areas or impact corridors were studied in some depth in the railway study. It was concluded that these corridors should be designed so that the "community remains whole", that is to say the adverse effects of the railway should be designed out. This means that the cost of railway relocation will automatically include the cost of environmental protection.
When I see a map in the Damas Smith report showing a new rail line going through an area like Assiniboia Park, I wonder how the environmental protection cost would be covered for the largest environmental park in Winnipeg.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   RAILWAY RELOCATION AND CROSSING ACT
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