May 3, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM.

I cannot understand why the Railway Commission would say that they have no power to deal with this matter unless it be owing to the fact that until the amendment to the Railway Act which we have just adopted becomes law the commission have no power to allow a construction company or a contractor building a railway to carry passengers. They could allow them by an order to carry freight when the condition of part of the road was such that that would be feasible, even although the whole of the Toad was not constructed, hut they have no power under the Act to allow them to carry passengers. It strikes me that this road was being operated, though practically by the Canadian Northern, really by the construction company.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   THE CANADIAN NORTHERN.
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