I am in accord with the proposed amendment so far as I have read it; but I would draw the attention of the minister to clause 3, commencing at the word " but" in the third line:
But if the hoard deems that the construction of a railway upon the proposed location or upon any portion thereof is not in the public interest it shall refuse approval of the whole of such portion.
The word " shall " there seems to me to be a little hard. Besides, that part overrules the Board of Railway Commissioners or Parliament itself; it says that they " shall." When Parliament has approved of a railway charter, the Board is given authority by that word to overrule Parliament.
Subtopic: RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENTS.