|January 1923, No. 2990||Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto)||Page 11, col. 2|
Canadian National Railways construction, betterments, etc.
Longlac-Nakina cutoff.—The cutoff proposed to be built between the Canadian Northern Ry., at Longlac, ont., and the National Transcontinental Ry., at Nakina, 29.4 miles, was described very fully in Canadian Railway and Marine World for December on pg. 623. Opposition to its construction developed in Québec, and the Québec Harbor Commissioners sent a protest to the Dominion Government, which is said to have been endorsed by some M.P.s for that tprovince. When returning from his Maritime Province trip recently, Sir Henry Thornton had a conference with the Harbor Commissioners in Québec on Dec. 20, which resulted in their deciding to withdraw the protest and endorsing the proposal to build the connection. At the time of writing (Dec. 22), Canadian Railway and Marine World believes that it has been decided to proceed with construction, and that an order in council authorizing this is in process of going through at Ottawa. At the time of writing (Dec. 22), Canadian Railway and Marine World understands that the whole matter is before the Dominion Government, and the probability is that it will be decided to proceed with construction, in which case the tenders which were received up to Dec. 4, 1922, will doubtless be dealt with at an early date.
Railways: C.N.Rys., C.No.Ry., N.T.Ry.
Stations: Longlac, Nakina