April 8, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

The Bill here referred to is the one I drew attention to yesterday, and the recommendation of the committee, is, as I understand, that in consequence of the fact that their notice in the 'Gazette' or the advertisement which has been published did not signify the intention of the incorporators to extend their transmission line into the province of Ontario, it was recommended -that they be not given the authority to extend the line into Ontario, but to confine it to the Quebec side entirely. I take it that if concurred in, it would be an instruction to the committee to amend the Bill in that direction, and to the House of course to accept the Bill as so amended. It brings up another question which might be worthy of consideration, but I do not know if it is the proper time to consider it here. If it is confined solely to the one province, then there is a question as to whether it should not be right of that province to incorporate the company instead of the federal parliament. But with this lecommendation to look into it carefully, 1 see-.no serious objection to the report being concurred in.

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