June 14, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

This bill, which is to amend the Railway Act, together with the other two which follow, an act to amend the Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act, 1933, and an act to amend the Maritime Freight Rates Act, are bills which have been drafted to meet the recommendations of the royal commission on transportation so far as the equalization of freight rates is concerned.
When we reach the second reading stage of these bills I propose to ask my colleague, the Minister of Public Works, to move that the bills be not now read a second time but that the subject matter thereof be referred to the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, with instructions that the committee shall consider the same and report thereon from time to time to the house.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS ARISING OUT OF REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON TRANSPORTATION
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