The Board of Transport
Commissioners for Canada
Commission des Transports
du Canada

Order no. G.O. 579

Wednesday, the 14th of
December, A.D. 1938

In the matter of the application of United States carriers for permission to file supplements to international tariffs on less than statutory notice, providing for continuance of the current through rates on bituminous coal from points in the United States to destinations in Canada.


Hugh Guthrie
Chief Commissioner

J. A. Stoneman

G. A. Stone

Whereas the Interstate Commerce Commission, by its Order dated Washington, D.C., October 19, 1937, granted certain increases in freight rates, among which was bituminous coal, subject to expiry date December 31, 1938, and by General Order No. 566, dated November 1, 1937, the Board permitted the same increases on international traffic;

And whereas the Interstate Commerce Commission upon further hearing decided November 21, 1938, that the said rates on bituminous coal should be continued beyond December 31, 1938, without any expiry date, thereby continuing the present rates, and b> its Order permits removal of the expiry date upon ten days' notice, and application is made similarly to amend international tariffs on less than statutory notice—

It is ordered: That carriers may file, on ten days' notice, supplements to international tariffs, applying on bituminous coal, providing for removal of the expiry date of December 31, 1938.

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