G.O. 214

The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 213

Wednesday, the 26th of
December, A.D. 1917

In the matter of the applications of the Canadian Northern, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, Grand Trunk, Grand Trunk Pacific, Canadian Pacific, New York Central, Kettle Valley, and Great Northern Eailway Companies and the Michigan Central and Pere Marquette Railroad Companies, on bahalf of themselves and other railway companies operating in Canada, subject to the jurisdiction of the Board, for a recommendation to the Governor in Council, under the War Measures Act, being Chapter 2 of the Statutes of Canada for the year 1914 (second session), permitting all such railway companies to make a general advance in their tariffs of tolls of 15 per cent on all class and commodity freight rates, except coal, and on all passenger fares, and a specific increase of 15 cents per ton on coal.


H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

W. B. Nantel
Deputy Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean

A. S. Goodeve

Upon hearing the matter at the sittings of the Board held in Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Fort William, Toronto, and Montréal, on the 5th, 6th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 12th and 20th days of June, 1917, respectively, in the presence of counsel for and representatives of the Canadian Pacific, Grand Trunk, Grand Trunk Pacific, Canadian Northern, and New York Central Railway Companies, the Michigan Central Railroad Company, the Boards of Trade of Vancouver, Nelson, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, and Kitchener, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Kitchener Manufacturers' Association, British Columbia Lumber and Shingle Manufacturers, Limited, Rat Portage Lumber Company, Limited, The Adolph Lumber Company, Retail Coal Dealers, Retail Merchants' Association of Canada (Manitoba Branch), Canadian Credit Men's Association, Winnipeg Implement Association, Stone Dealers' Association, St. Catharines Fruit Growers' Association, Willow Point District Fruit Growers' Association, Kootenay Fruit Growers' Union, United Farmers of Ontario, Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, Dominion Livestock Record Board, Western Livestock Association, Canadian Council of Agriculture, Department of Public Highways for Ontario, the Council of Trail, City of Winnipeg, Provincial Government of Manitoba, Associated Boards of Trade of Eastern British Columbia, Dominion Canners, and Price Brothers, the evidence adduced, and what was alleged; and upon reading the written submissions filed, judgment, dated December 26, 1917, was delivered by the Chief Commissioner and concurred in by the other members of the Board, a certified copy of the said judgment being attached hereto marked A,—

It is ordered: That, subject to the provisions of the Crow's Nest Pass Agreement and to the provisions of the said judgment, the standard tariffs of maximum mileage tolls approved by the Board to be charged between stations on the individual steam railway systems subject to its jurisdiction, may, by new tariffs to be submitted for the Board's approval and publication in the Canada Gazette as required by sections 327 and 331 of the Railway Act, and following such approval and publication made effective not earlier than the 1st day of February, 1918, be increased as follows, namely:—

Standard passenger tariffs applying between stations on railways east of and including Thornton, Alta., and east of and including the lines of the Canadian Northern Railway between Edmonton and Athabaska and the Canadian Pacific Railway between Edmonton and Macleod, through Calgary, where the existing standard toll is less than three and one-half cents per mile, by 15 per cent, subject to a maximum toll of three and forty-five hundredths cents per mile.

Standard freight tariffs in the province of Alberta west of and including Canmore and Edson, and in the province of British Columbia, excepting between ports of call on the Arrow, Slocan, Kootenay and Okanagan lakes and the Columbia river, also the standard freight tariff of the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway Company, by 10 per cent.

Standard freight tariffs of railways east of and including Crow's Nest, British Columbia, Canmore, Alberta, Nordegg, Alberta, and Edson, Alberta, also those applying between ports of call on the Arrow, Slocan, Kootenay and Okanagan lakes and the Columbia river, by 15 per cent.

And it is further ordered: That, in the interest of uniformity, the only fractional rate (if used) in the said standard freight tariffs be the half-cent, to be accounted the equivalent, inclusively, of twenty-five hundredths to seventy-four hundredths of a cent.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.