The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.
Order no. G.O. 448
|Friday, the 26th of
August, A.D. 1927
In the matter of the Order in Council, P.C. No. 886, of June 5, 1925, requiring the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada to make a full and complete investigation into the whole subject of railivay freight rates in the Dominion of Canada.
H. A. McKeown
S. J. McLean
A. C. Boyce
Whereas by Order in Council, P.C. No. 886, dated the 5th day of June, 1925, this Board was directed to make a thorough investigation into the rate structures of railways and railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of Parliament, with a view to the establishment of a fair and reasonable rate structure which will in substantially similar circumstances and conditions be equal in its application to all persons and localities, so as to permit of the freest possible interchange of commodities between the various provinces and territories of the Dominion, and the expansion of its trade, both foreign and domestic, having due regard to,—
And whereas by Order in Council, P.C. 24, dated the 7th day of January, 1926, the Board was directed, as a part of the general rate investigation above referred to, especially to inquire into the causes of Canadian grain and other products being routed or diverted to other than Canadian ports, and to take such effective action under the Railway Act, 1919, as the Board may deem necessary to ensure, as far as possible, the routing of Canadian grain and other products through Canadian ports.
Upon hearing the matter at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, Montréal, Windsor, Toronto, Moncton, St. John, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Vernon, K'amloops, Vancouver, New Westminster, Chilliwack, Victoria, and Prince Rupert, in the presence of counsel and representatives of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, and the Maritime Provinces, and the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railway Companies, the following among other associations and Boards of Trade were represented at various sittings of the Board or submitted their representations in writing, namely: The Boards of Trade of New Westminster, Prince Rupert, Chilliwack and district, Kamloops, Calgary, Moosejaw, Saskatoon, Prince xlbert, Estevan, Regina, Brandon, Yorkton, Winnipeg, Toronto; Ontario Associated Boards of Trade, Cochrane, Montréal, St. John, Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton and Sydney; the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Western Canada Fruit & Produce Exchange, Canadian Council of Agriculture, Retail Merchants' Association, Canadian Manufacturers Association, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Canadian National Millers' Association, Canadian Lumbermens' Association, National Dairy Council of Canada, Fruit Branch, Department of Agriculture of Canada, Livestock Producers of Canada, Live Stock Exchange of Toronto, Québec Harbour Commissioners, Chamber of- Commerce, Joliette, Québec, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association and Canadian Freight Association.
The Board Orders as follows, namely:—
Such changes to become effective on or before, but not later than the twelfth day of September, 1927.