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Agreeinents 4. The Company may enter into an agreement with the respecting

Government of Canada, or with any duly incorporated steamtransportation. ship or express company, for the transport or forwarding of

passengers or cattle, goods or other things passing or intended to pass over any part of the Company's railways, on such

terms and conditions as are agreed upon and subject to such Approval of restrictions as to the directors seem fit; provided that such and Governor agreement has been first sanctioned by two-thirds of the in Council. votes of the shareholders present or represented by proxy

at a special general meeting of the shareholders duly called for the purpose of considering it, and that such agreement has

also received the approval of the Governor in Council. Notice of ap- 2. Such approval shall not be signified until after notice of plication for

the proposed application therefor has been published in the manner and for the time set forth in section two hundred and thirty-nine of The Railway Act.

sanction.

Ratification of 5. The plans of the said bridge heretofore made, the probridge plans. ceedings heretofore taken by the Company to obtain the

approval thereof, and the approval and sanction thereof by the Governor in Council upon the report of the Railway Committee of the Privy Council and also of the Department of Public Works, shall be as valid and effectual as if made and done after the passing of this Act.

Annual meeting.

6. The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Company shall be held on the last Tuesday in September of each year, instead of the last Tuesday in May of each year as mentioned in section seven of chapter forty-seven of the statutes of 1871.

Time extend 7. The time for the completion of the line of the railway of ed for comple, the Company, and of the said bridge, is hereby extended for tion of railway and bridge. five years from the passing of this Act; and, if the railway and

bridge are not then completed, the powers granted for the construction thereof shall cease and be null and void as respects so much of the railway and bridge as then remains uncompleted. CHAP. 38.

OTTAWA: Printed by SAMUEL EDWARD Dawson, Law Printer to the Queen's

most Excellent Majesty.

An Act respecting the Canada Southern Railway

Company.

(Assented to 29th June, 1897.) WHER THEREAS the Canada Southern Railway Company has Preamble.

petitioned that the times limited by the several Acts relating to the said Company for the commencement and completion of the several lines and branches of railway authorized by such Acts, and as yet unconstructed, be extended ; and whereas the said Company has, by its petition, represented that under and by virtue of an agreement made between the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, of the first part, the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company, of the second part, and the Corporation of the city of London, of the third part, bearing date the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, and confirmed by an Act 1894, c. 76. of the Parliament of Canada, being chapter seventy-six of the statutes of 1894, it was agreed, among other things, that all railways which during the continuance of the said agreement might intersect or cross or connect with the London and Port Stanley Railway or enter the city of London, should have reasonable and the usual running powers for their traffic over the line of the London and Port Stanley Railway; that an agreement has been entered into between the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company, of the first part, the Canada Southern Railway Company, of the second part, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, of the third part, bearing date the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, respecting such running powers; that an agreement has been entered into between the London and South-eastern Railway Company, of the first part, the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, of the second part, the Canada Southern Railway Company, of the third part, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, of the fourth part, bearing date the twentythird day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, providing for the use by the Canada Southern Railway Company and the Michigan Central Railroad Company of certain terminal facilities in the city of London; that the Canada

1894, c. 66.

Southern Railway is, under an agreement bearing date the twelfth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, and ratified and confirmed by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, being chapter sixty-six of the statutes of 1894, operated by the Michigan Central Railroad Company; that doubts have arisen as to the legal capacity of the Canada Southern Railway Company and the Michigan Central Railroad Company to avail themselves of the running powers conferred by the said agreement of the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, as well as to operate the London and South-eastern Railway under the agreement of the twenty-third day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, and have petitioned that all doubts may be removed, and whereas it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition : Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

way.

Tine extend 1. The times limited by the Acts respecting the Canada ed for comple- Southern Railway Company and the Erie and Niagara Railway

Company, set forth in the schedule to this Act, for commencing and completing the lines or branches of railway authorized by such Acts, or any of them, are hereby continued and extended as follows: The said lines and branches shall be commenced within two years and completed within five years from the fourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninetyseven, and the powers conferred upon the Company by Parliament with respect to such lines and branches shall, if the said lines and branches are not commenced and completed as herein provided for their construction be null and void as respects so much of the railway as then remains uncompleted.

Agreements confirmed.

2. The agreement between the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Company, of the first part, the Canada Southern Railway Company, of the second part, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, of the third part, bearing date the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six, and the agreement made between the London and Southeastern Railway Company, of the first part, the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, of the second part, the Canada Southern Railway Company, of the third part, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, of the fourth part, bearing date the twenty-third day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-six (which agreements were deposited and duly filed in the Department of the Secretary of State on the thirteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven), are hereby respectively confirmed and ratified and declared to be and to have been legal, valid and binding upon

the parties thereto respectively on and since the respective dates thereof, and each of the companies, parties thereto respectively, is hereby empowered to do whatever is necessary to carry out

and give effect to the substance and intention of the said agreements.

3. Nothing in this Act or in the said agreements shall be Railway laws held to relieve any of the said companies from any of its duties to apply. or liabilities under the railway laws of Canada.

4. Any Act hereafter passed for the purpose of controll- Power of ing railway companies incorporated by or subject to Parliament Parliament as as to the issuing of stock or bonds, and as to rates or tolls and legislation the regulation thereof, and as to running powers over or other rights in connection with the railway of any company by any other company, and the exercise of powers conferred upon railway companies, shall apply to the Canada Southern Railway Company from the time such Act goes into effect.

SCHEDULE.

Year and Chapter.

Title of Act.

27 Vict. (Prov. of Can.), c. 59. . 36 Vict. (Can.), c. 86..

35 Vict. (Ont.). c. 48... 36 Vict. (Ont.), c. 86.

Known as the " Erie and Niagara Railway Com

pany Act of 1863."
An Act to amend the Erie and Niagara Railway

Company Act of 1863.
An Act to confer further corporate powers on

the Canada Southern Railway Company.
An Act respecting the Canada Southern Railway

Company.

OTTAWA: Printed by SAMUEL EDWARD Dawsox, Law Printer to the Queen's

most Excellent Majesty.

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