July 18, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)


Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)


Ever since I have had anything to do with the Railway Committee there has been a clause in every Bill protecting ' the rights of the municipality. For the last six years this Parliament has not given a charter to any company carrying with it the right to interfere with the streets of a municipality. We have put in a special clause to protect the municipality. In this we are doing nothing but what is fair and just to the people.

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