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

LIB

Edward Walter Nesbitt

Liberal

Mr. NESBITT:

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.

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