G.O. 234

G.O. 279

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 212

Tuesday, the 15th of
January, A.D. 1918

In the matter of the applications of the Canadian Northern, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, Grand Trunk, Grand Trunk Pacific, Canadian Pacific, New York Central, Kettle Valley, and Great Northern Railway Companies and the Michigan Central and Pere Marquette Railroad Companies, on behalf of themselves and other railway companies operating in Canada subject to the jurisdiction of the Board for a recommendation to the Governor in Council, under The War Measures Act, being Chapter 2 of the Statutes of Canada for the year 1914 (second session), permitting all such railway companies to make a general advance in their tariffs of tolls of fifteen per cent on all class and commodity freight rates, except coal, and on all passengers fares; and a specific increase of fifteen cents per ton on coal.


H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

W. B. Nantel
Deputy Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean

A. S. Goodeve

Upon hearing the matter at the sittings of the Board held in Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Fort William, Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa on the 5th, 6th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 12th and 20th days of June, 1917, and the 10th day of January, 1918, respectively, in the presence of counsel for and representatives of the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, Grand Trunk Pacific, Canadian Northern, and New York Central Railway Companies, the Michigan Central Railroad Company, the Boards of Trade of Vancouver, Nelson, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, and Kitchener, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Kitchener Manufacturers' Association, British Columbia Lumber & Shingle Manufacturers, Limited., Wholesale Lumbermen's Association of Winnipeg, Rat Portage Lumber Company, Limited, the Adolph Lumber Company, Retail Coal Dealers, Retail Merchants Association of Canada (Manitoba branch), Canadian Credit Men's Association, Winnipeg Implement Association, Stone Dealers' Association, St. Catharines Fruit Growers' Association, Willow Point District Fruit Growers' Association, Kootenay Fruit Growers' Union, United Farmers of the West, United Farmers of Ontario, Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, Northwest Grain Dealers' Association, Winnipeg Grain Exchange, Saskatoon Co-operative Elevator Company, Dominion Livestock Record Board, Western Livestock Asociation, Canadian Council of Agriculture, Council of Trail, City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, Department of Public Highways for Ontario, Associated Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia, Dominion Canners, Price Brothers, and J. H. Ashdown & Company, the evidence adduced, and what was alleged; and upon reading the written submissions filed, judgments dated December 26, 1917, and January 15, 1918, were delivered by the Chief Commissioner and concurred in by the members of the Board who sat in the original hearings, certified copies of the said judgments, marked A and B respectively being attached hereto; and General Order No. 213, dated December 26, 1917, prescribing the standard maximum mileage tolls under the terms of the judgment of December 26, 1917, having issued.—

It is ordered: That, subject to the provisions of the Crow's Nest Pass agreement and the said judgment of December 26, 1917, which is hereby made part of this Order, the special freight tariffs issued under the authority of the judgment, except those applying on wheat, in carloads, to Port Arthur and Fort William, be, and they are hereby, required to he published and filed at least five days previous to the date on which they are to become effective, which date shall not be earlier than February 1, 1918.

And it is further ordered: That the rates authorized by the judgment to be charged on wheat, in carloads, to Port Arthur and Fort William only, may be made effective not earlier than June 1, 1918.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.