February 20, 1914

LIB

Alfred Henry Clarke

Liberal

Mr. A. H. CLARKE:

Has any work been done under this charter ?

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   JOLIETTE AND LAKE MANUAN COLONIZATION RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER:

We understand so.

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Subtopic:   JOLIETTE AND LAKE MANUAN COLONIZATION RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. B. BENNETT:

It was explained to _ * the committee that a considerable amount" of money has been expended, that they have 69 miles surveyed. This, we were told, is a colonization road in Quebec.

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Subtopic:   JOLIETTE AND LAKE MANUAN COLONIZATION RAILWAY COMPANY.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER:

They showed pretty good bona fides.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

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Subtopic:   JOLIETTE AND LAKE MANUAN COLONIZATION RAILWAY COMPANY.
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ESQUIMALT AND NANAIMO RAILWAY COMPANY.


The House in Committee on Bill No. 42, respecting the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company-Mr. Shepherd. Mr. Blondin in the Chair.


LIB
CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER:

This Bill is the renewal of an existing charter. It covers the following lines: from Kamloops via Camp-bellford to Alberni canal; Comox via Cumberland to Alberni canal; from Englishman's river to Alberni canal; from Duncan's to Alberni via Cowichan valley; from Comax to Campbell river; from Esquimalt to Nanaimo; and a branch was granted in 1912 from the north fork of Oyster river to Hardy's bay on the west coast of Vancouver island. They ane asking for renewal of these rights and an extension of two years to begin and five years to complete was granted by the committee. The Bill as printed is not changed except that we added a section, the standard clause as to highways.

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Subtopic:   ESQUIMALT AND NANAIMO RAILWAY COMPANY.
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LIB
CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER:

Yes, they have no

water-powers or anything of that kind.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

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Subtopic:   ESQUIMALT AND NANAIMO RAILWAY COMPANY.
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ERIE, LONDON AND TILLSONBURG COMPANY.


The House in Committee on Bill No. 46, respecting the Erie, London and Tillsonburg Railway Company-Mr. Morphy. Mr. Blon-din in the Chair. [DOT] Mr. LANCASTER. This charter covers a line from Port Burwell to London through Aylmer, and from a point between Port Burwell and Aylmer to Tillsonburg. It has been renewed twice, and this is the third renewal. We did not change section 1 as printed. As to section 2, the old Bill gave water-powers which were wider than those we now allow; so we imposed the condition that if they wished renewal, they must accept the standard clause. We repeal the sections of their charter relating to this as well as that relating to the time limit and enact three standard clauses. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.


The House in Committee on Bill No. 48, to incorporate the Peace River Tramway and Navigation Company.-Mr. R. B. Bennett. Mr. Blondin in the Chair. On section 9-railway authorized:


CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER:

This section was

amended to provide for the standard gauge. I do not know why, but they asked 63J

us to let them have a railway of a gauge of three feet, which we could not allow, because the Railway Commission, would not then be able to fully control it. The words ' to be operated by steam,, electricity or other power ' were struck out because this is covered by the Railway Act. To make the section more definite, we struck out ' or near ' in two or three places to avoid any uncertainty about the route. The section now reads, as we amended it:

The company may lay out, construct and operate a railway, of the gauge of four feet eight and one-half inches, commencing at a point at Smith's landing on the Slave river, thence along the westerly side of the Slave river to a point in the Northwest territories at Port Smith on the Slave river, also commencing at a point south of Vermilion rapids at or near the Peace river, thence in an easterly direction along the northerly hank of the Peace river to a point on the Peace river north of Vermilion falls, in the province of Alberta.

The general scope of the charter is not changed, but the language of the Bill is made more direct and certain, and changed so as to facilitate location by route maps, etc.

On section 12-securities:

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Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
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CON

Edward Arthur Lancaster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LANCASTER:

In the original Bill

the securities issued by the company were not to exceed $50,000 a mile; we thought that too high, and accordingly we limit them to $30,000 a mile.

On section 17-agreements with other companies.

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Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

What is the length of the line at Vermilion rapids?

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Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. B. BENNETT:

The length of the line is said to be only a few miles. The navigation part of the enterprise was the part most strongly urged by the gentlemen who had charge of the Bill before the committee, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Law; the idea of the railway was to provide facilities to get around the rapids with electric power.

Mr. OLIVER. What is the length of the proposed line passing Vermilion rapids on Peace river?

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Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I think the distance

mentioned was sixteen miles; whether that is correct or not I cannot say.

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Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I think the mileage should be stated. The sections of railway proposed are to overcome the breaks in navigation that exist on the Slave river and on the Peace river. I happen to have a personal knowledge of the length of line required

on the Slave river running from Smith's landing to Fort Smith. We are giving the *company authority to build only for a distance of sixteen miles. In the case of the piece of line intended to be used to pass the Vermilion Falls on Peace river, I do not gather from the reading of the Bill that there are two fixed points, nor is there any specific mileage given.

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Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER TRAMWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY.
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February 20, 1914