Will the minister kindly explain this?
Mr. RETD; After the resolution is passed I propose to introduce a Bill repealing Chapter 49 of the Statutes of 1912, entitled the St. John and Quebec Railway Act, and Chapter 52 of the Statutes of 1915, entitled An Act to amend the St. John and Quebec
Railway Act. The Act of 1912 provides that under certain conditions the Dominion Government shall assume a liability of $1,000,000 for bridges that were to be erected over the St. John river. This Act was amended in 1914, to increase the liability from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000. We now propose to repeal these Acts for the reason that under the new arrangement the bridges will not be necessary, as the road will follow a different route.
Subtopic: ST. JOHN AND QUEBEC BAIL WAY.