My hon. friend (Mr. Sproule), I think, entirely misunderstands the true purport of this Bill. He undertakes to say that there is no inconsistency between the stand which hon. gentlemen opposite took upon the British Columbia Bill and that which they now take upon the present Bill. Why, Sir, possibly he has not read it, but section 12 of the British Columbia Bill takes the power out of the hands of British Columbia and gives to this company the right to expropriate powers anywhere, whether they belong to private individuals, corporations or to the province.
Subtopic: NELSON RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY.