§ SIR HENRY TYLER (Great Yarmouth)
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, What is the latest information he has received in regard to the construction of the Red River Railway in Manitoba, and the action of the 465 Dominion Government in relation thereto?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir HENRY HOLLAND) () Hampatead
I have received a confidential despatch from the Marquess of Lansdowne, which recapitulates more fully the facts stated in the telegram which I read to the House on the 29th of August. The case on either side was debated with great ability in the Dominion House of Commons, and will be found in Vol. 19 of the Canadian Hansard. I gather that the Provincial Government has, in spite of the disallowance of the Act, commenced the construction of the line, and that the grading of the road is now in progress. Injunctions have been applied for by several parties to prevent the passage of the new line through lands belonging to them. It will be seen that the matters are sub judice, and it would, therefore, not be proper for me, even if I could do so, to offer an opinion on the case. It is hoped that all parties will abide by the final decision of the Court.