Order no. G.O. 186
|Wednesday, the 4th of
April, A.D. 1917
In the matter of the complaints of the Dominion Millers' Association and the Toronto Board of Trade against the increased carload minimum weights on grain and grain products for domestic consumption published by the railway companies to take effect April 2, 1917, in the following schedules, namely:—
- Canadian Pacific Bailway Company:
- Supplement 35 to C.B.C. No. E. 1196.
- Supplement 47 to C.B.C. No. E. 2480.
- Supplement 41 to C.B.C. No. E. 2715.
- Supplement 8 to C.B.C: No. E. 2907.
- Supplement 7 to ClB.C. No. E. 3102.
- Grand Trunk Bailway Company:
- Supplement 25 to C.B.C. No. E. 1087.
- Supplement 42 to C.B.C. No. E. 2566.
- Supplement 5 to C.B.C. No. E. 3041.
- Supplement 7 to C.B.C. No. E. 3289.
together with similar schedules published and filed by other railway companies.
Assistant Chief Commissioner
S. J. McLean
A. S. Goodeve
Upon hearing the complaints at the sittings of the Board held in Ottawa, March 20, 1917, the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, and Canadian Northern Railway Companies, the Canadian Freight Association, the Dominion Millers' Association, and the Boards of Trade of Montréal and Toronto being represented at the hearing, and what was alleged,—
It is ordered:
- That, excepting flour, the complaints against the minimum weights be, and they are hereby, dismissed.
- That the proposed minimum weight of 50,000 pounds per car for flour when loaded in cars of the capacity of 60,000 pounds or 70,000 pounds be, and it is hereby, disallowed.
- That the complaints against the minimum weights for flour when loaded in cars of the capacity of 80,000 pounds or 100,000 pounds be, and they are hereby dismissed.
- That the railway companies be permitted to increase the minimum weight for flour to 45,000 pounds per car when loaded in cars of the capacity of 60,000 pounds or 70,000 pounds.
- That the minimum weight authorized by clause 4 hereof, also the minimum weights for flour in cars of greater capacity and for other grain products, be not made effective before April 30, 1917.
- That should the railway company, for its own convenience, furnish a larger capacity car in lieu of a car of 60,000 pounds or 70,000 pounds capacity required by the shipper, the minimum weight shall be that for the car so required, provided that the weight actually loaded does not exceed the maximum load for the type of car so required.
Assistant Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.