Will the minister be in a position to make a statement on the third reading of thik Bill to-morrow as to whether the right-of-way is so fully occupied by the Electrical Development -Company, that there is -actually no room left on the right-of-way where a railway could be built? He *might also inform us whether the company has purchased -additional land -along the
right-of-way on which this proposed railway could be built.
iMir. J. D. REID: I shall certainly be glad to give the hon. member any information be desires in regard to this matter. We are simply taking over the rights of this company. A lot of money has been invested by the Canadian Northern in the purchase of a right-of-way through the city Oi Hamilton, for instance, and through all the territory from Toronto. As the Canadian Northern has been taken over by the Government this right-of-way will now belong to the people, and if this road is never [DOT]built there will be a certain amount of [DOT]money coming to the people of this country in return for that right-of-way.
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