With regard to all the charters that have been mentioned as having gone through, I think this is the only one that lies entirely within the jurisdiction of this parliament. I do not remember any other that is in precisely the same geographical position. I think it is very undesirable to include water-power privileges in railway charters, and this purports to be a railway charter. One striking peculiarity of this charter is that the company do not appear to know within 150 miles where they want the railway to start from or where they want it to run to; it is a sort of roving charter. In my opinion, there should be a proper map outlining the proposed railway, and that has not been furnished.
Subtopic: NELSON RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY.