See
G.O. 573

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 569

Tuesday, the 15th of
March, A.D. 1938

In the matter of the applications of the United States and Canadian carriers regarding freight tariffs filed with the Board covering traffic between points in Canada and points in the United States; between points in the United States through Canada; and import and export traffic between Canadian and United States ports and stations in Canada and the United States.

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Hugh Guthrie
Chief Commissioner

J. A. Stoneman
Commissioner

G. A. Stone
Commissioner

Whereas the Interstate Commerce Commission, by its order dated Washington, D.C., March 8, 1938, has granted carriers operating in the United States of America certain increases in rates and charges, including international rates, so far as they are subject to the jurisdiction of the said Commission, as set out in a report of the said Commission made part of its order, and, by Special Permission No. 167170, has granted the carriers authority to publish the said rates to become effective on less than statutory notice;

And whereas the United States and Canadian carriers have made application to increase international freight rates and charges between points in Canada and points in the United States, also import and export rates between Canadian and United States ports and stations in Canada and the United States, to the extent set forth in the report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, as modified by the carriers' applications;

And whereas the applicants have also requested authority to make the said rates effective on five days' notice after the filing thereof with the Board, but not earlier than March 28, 1938, in respect of the rates referred to in the preceding paragraph hereof, as well as in respect of the rates applying on traffic carried between points in the United States through Canada;

And whereas it is deemed by the Board to be expedient in the public interest that the continuity of joint through rates from points in the United States to points in Canada, and vice versa, should be preserved, as well as to maintain port relationships on import and export traffic—

Therefore, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon it by section 325 of the Railway Act, and of all other powers possessed by the Board in that behalf,—

It is ordered:

  1. That the proportions of through rates and charges between the United States and Canada, in both directions, in effect on the date of this order, accruing within Canada, may be increased to the extent that the through rates and charges shall conform to the increases authorized by the said order of the Interstate Commerce Commission, as modified by the carriers' applications.
  2. That the rates contained in freight tariffs applicable on import and export traffic moving through Canadian and United States ports to and from stations in Canada and the United States, where such import and export rates are constructed in relationship to those applicable within the United States, may likewise be increased to the extent authorized by the said order of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
  3. That the rates and charges increased under the provisions of sections 1 and 2 hereof, as well as the rates applying on traffic carried between points in the United States through Canada, may be published and filed to become effective five days after the filing thereof with the Board, but not earlier than March 28, 1938.
  4. With respect to tariff schedules filed giving effect to changes in rates herein authorized, it will be unnecessary to observe the provisions of the Board's Circular No. 223 as to volume of supplementary matter, form of tariffs and supplements, etc.
  5. The resulting rates authorized herein, in all respects, shall be subject to complaint and investigation and determination as to the lawfulness of schedules, rates or charges, as provided by the Railway Act.

Hugh Guthrie
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.