They might be through with it to all intents and purposes, but the road might not have been approved of by the Board of Railway Commissioners so that they could carry passengers. However, the amendment to the Railway Act will enable the Board of Railway Commissioners to allow roads even under these circumstances to carry passengers although they may not be taken over. If that be the condition the difficulty will be obviated after the passing of the amendment to the Railway Act which is now before parliament. It being a spur line probably does not make any difference as to the power of the Board of Railway Commissioners. If it is a completed railway they have full power not only to authorize them to give accommodation, but also to give direction as to the number of stations to be erected. I shall call the attention of the Board of Railway Commissioners to this matter which has been brought to the attention of the House by my hon. friend.
Subtopic: THE CANADIAN NORTHERN.