March 14, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

If that is the intention, it has been very badly expressed. The Railway Act gives a company power to expropriate land. This Bill proceeds to say that ' the word land, so far as it applies to this Act shall include any privilege or easement required by the company for constructing or operating the works authorized by this Act without the necessity of acquiring a title in fee simple.' Therefore it seems to me that this result would follow, that this company would have the right to acquire a right of way without the necessity of - acquiring a title in fee simple. If this clause gives it the Tight by expropriation to obtain an easement for the purpose of erecting one pole, it has an equal right to acquire an [DOT]easement by similar proceedings for the purpose of erecting all its poles.

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