The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 187

Thursday, the 12th of
April, A.D. 1917

In the matter of the complaints of the Boards of Trade of Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg, the Saskatchewan Branch of the Retail Merchants Association of Canada, Inc., the Montréal Board of Trade and the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, against the proposed increase in the rail-and-water rates between Eastern and Western Canada:

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D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve
Commissioner

Upon reading what is filed in support of the complaints and on behalf of the railway companies,—

It is ordered: That the through rail-and-water class rates applying between eastern and western Canada, and the through rail-and-water commodity rates from eastern to western Canada, via Port Arthur, Fort William or Westfort; also the rail-and-water commodity rates from eastern Canada to Port Arthur, Fort William or Westfort, for furtherance, named in tariffs C.R.C. Nos. 1 and 2, published by G. C. Ransom, agent, to become effective April 23, 1917, be, and they are hereby, suspended pending a hearing by the Board.

And it is further ordered: That the through rail-and-water class rates applying between eastern and western Canada, and the through rail-and-water commodity rates from eastern to western Canada, via Port Arthur, Fort William or Westfort; also the rail-and-water commodity rates to Port Arthur, Fort William and Westfort, Ont., for furtherance, in effect immediately prior to the close of navigation in 1916, be restored and continued in effect until further order of the Board.

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.