May 26, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)

UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

The agreement made between the Government of the province of New Brunswick and the Dominion Government was that the Provincial Government should pay for and build a road from Centreville to St. John, which the Dominion Government was to take over and operate on a percentage basis, this Government taking 60 per cent and the Provincial Government 40 per cent of the gross earnings. This 40 per cent which the Provincial Government was to receive was to help pay the interest on the bonds. The road has been partly constructed, and is now in operation from Gagetown to Westfield, where it strikes the Canadian Pacific near St. John. When the agreement was revised a couple of years ago, it was decided to run over the Canadian Pacific from Westfield to St. John, instead of duplicating that last fifteen or twenty miles.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
Subtopic:   ST. JOHN AND QUEBEC RAILWAY.
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