Mr. STEWART (Leeds):
the object of this bill is to amend the existing law having to do with the exportation of electric power from Canada. At present this is governed by the provisions of the Electricity and Fluid Exportation Act of 1907, and under that act the governor in council has authority to issue a license providing for the export of electric power from Canada. The effect of this bill is to provide that a license shall only issue by the authority of parliament, and on such terms as may be determined by parliament. The necessary amendments to the existing act are included in this bill, and there is an express provision that nothing contained in this bill shall be deemed in any way to affect the rights of the provinces in connection with electric power.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.