April 8, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The government regards the whole question of lines in this category which are not part of the Canadian National system as one which requires some form of investigation. We have not in mind the idea of setting up a tribunal in connection with a particular line, but the desirability of working out some sort of arrangement which would involve investigation of the different situations obtaining with respect to rates in the area referred to in the maritime rates act as "select territory," on lines which are not now part of the Canadian National system but which connect therewith. I would not like to promise my
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Privilege-Mr. Edwards (Frontenac)
hon. friend to set up a separate forum for this road. We have not really thoroughly settled the matter of how we will proceed with the whole question of railway development.

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