The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 284

Monday, the 8th of
March, A.D. 1920

In the matter of the application of the Canadian Freight Association, on behalf of the railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of the Board, for an order rescinding the General Order of the Board No. 173, dated October 26, 1916, and authorizing the said railway companies to publish and file charges for the use of heated refrigerator cars on the basis of 1 1/2 cents per car per mile, with a minimum charge of $2 per car, in addition to the regular freight charges.

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F. B. Carvell
Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

J. G. Rutherford
Commissioner

Upon hearing the matter at the sittings of the Board held in Toronto, April 13, 1917; Ottawa, April 17, 1917; Regina, June 21, 1917; Vancouver, November 21, 1919; Calgary, November 27, 1919; Edmonton, November 28, 1919; Saskatoon, November 29, 1919; Regina, December 1, 1919; Winnipeg, December 2, 1919; Fort William, December 3, 1919, and Ottawa, January 7, 1920, in the presence of representatives of the Canadian Freight Association, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the Boards of Trade of Toronto, Montréal, Winnipeg, Regina, and Calgary, the Ontario Fruit Growers' Association, the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association, the British Columbia Credit and Traffic Association, the Nova Scotia Shipping Association, the Western Canada Fruit Jobbers' Association, the Ontario Vegetable Growers' Association, the Niagara Peninsula Fruit Growers' Association, the Québec Department of Agriculture, the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk railway companies, the Canadian National Railways, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company, and what was alleged; and upon reading the further written submissions filed,—

It is ordered: That the said General Order No. 173, dated October 26, 1916, be, and it is hereby, amended to permit increases in the existing charges for heating refrigerator cars by the carriers, in addition to the freight rates pertaining to the ladings thereof, and also in addition to the charges, if any, for the use of the said cars, as follows:—

  1. Between points west of and including Port Arthur, Ont.; also between points east of and including Westfort, Ont., from 1 cent per car per mile, subject to a minimum total charge of $2 per car, to not more than 1 1/2 cent per car per mile, subject to a minimum total charge of not more than $2 per car.
  2. From points east of Port Arthur to points west of Westfort, and from points west of Westfort to points east of Port Arthur, the maximum charges authorized by the said General Order No. 173, when increased not more than 50 per cent, to apply.

And it is also ordered: That the tariffs to give effect to this order may be published and filed not less than seven days previously to the date, or dates, on which they are intended to come into force.

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.