April 11, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

I was going to say that both Sir Henry Drayton and Mr. Gisborne considered that it was necessary to have these clauses in this Bill in order to make it
workable in connection with the present Railway Act. Therefore I do not think that we should alter them. I agree with the hon. member for South Renfrew, from the little experience I have had, in the absence of the Minister of Railways and Canals, that it would be well to give this proposed act a trial. I think all the members of the House will agree that, since the Board of Railway Commissioners was appointed, they have done excellent work. There has been very little, if any, criticism of their work from the beginning, and their whole desire will be to do what is in the interest of the people in the localities through which the railways may pass, and have the lines properly located. On the whole, I regard this as a move in the right direction, and one that should have a trial.

Topic:   POWERS OF THE RAILWAY COMMISSION.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENTS.
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