The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 456

Thursday, the 8th of
March, A.D. 1928

In the matter of the obligation of the carriers to forward traffic via the route giving the cheapest rate where no routing is specified by the shippers.


H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

C. Lawrence

Frank Oliver

Upon hearing the matter at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, February 21, 1928, in the presence of representatives of the Canadian Lumbermen's Association and the Canadian Freight Association, and what was alleged,—

The Board hereby orders: That, with respect to freight traffic moving between points within Canada, if there are no through rates in effect to destination, shipments must be forwarded via the route which will give the lowest combination of local rates, or charges must be based thereon if traffic is forwarded via other routes.

H. A. McKeown
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.