The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 333

Saturday, the 26th of
March, A.D. 1921

In the matter of the Order of the Board No. 2139, dated December 6, 1906, as amended by Order No. 28742, dated August 29, 1919, prescribing the form, size, and style of the tariffs of telephone tolls to be charged by telephone companies; and the application of the Bell Telephone Company of Canada for an Order amending the said Orders to provide for the approval of the system of publication of long-distance tolls, known as the Standard Toll Rate Quoting System.


S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner

A. C. Boyce

J. G. Rutherford

Upon reading the application and what is filed in support thereof, and the report and recommendation of the Traffic Officer of the Board,—

The Board Orders as follows:

  1. That tariffs of telephone tolls hereafter filed with the Board be printed on sheets or in books of a size not to exceed eighteen inches in length and eighteen inches in width.
  2. That the said tariffs be specifically numbered in the upper right-hand corner by each telephone company, with the prefix C.R.C., beginning with C.R.C No. 1, and that subsequent tariffs be numbered consecutively.
  3. That contracts, agreements, arrangements, or other forms which affect tolls shall conform in numbering with tariffs of tolls, and so far as may be convenient in dimensions also.
  4. That the said tariffs, contracts, agreements arrangements, and other forms be accompanied by a filing advice in duplicate, which shall give the C.R.C numbers of the enclosure, with the effectives dates and descriptions thereof, in accordance with the accompanying form A the duplicate of which will be stamped and returned to the sender as the Board's acknowledgment of the receipt of the enclosures.
  5. That filing advices be uniform in size, eleven inches in length and eight and one-half inches in width, and be numbered consecutively, without the C.R.C. prefix, and without regard to the C.R.C. numbers of the enclosures.
  6. That the occasion for the issue be shown at the top of the front page of all tariffs, contracts, agreements, arrangements, and other forms following those first filed with the Board, thus: Advance, Reductions, Reissue, or New Rates, as the case may be.
  7. That the act of mailing by the company shall not constitute filing within the meaning of the Act, and that new tariffs, contracts, agreements, ararngements, or other forms shall actually have reached Ottawa three days in the case of a reduction or thirty days in the case of an advance, before they shall have become effective.
  8. That the accompanying form B of Certificate of Concurrence in Joint Tariffs be, and the same is hereby, prescribed under the powers conferred by the Railway Act, 1919; the said certificates to be uniform in size, eleven inches in length and eight and one-half inches in width, to be consecutively numbered, and to contain a full and exact description of the tariff concurred in, and to be signed in person by the official filing the same under the said provisions of the Railway Act, 1919, or by some person duly authorized to sign for him; such person to affix his signature in full to the name of the ofiicial for whom he signs; the Board to be kept advised of the persons to whom such authority is delegated; and that two copies of each certificate be sent to the Board, one of which will be stamped and returned to the sender as the Board's acknowledgment of receipt.

And whereas, by subsection 6 of section 375 of the Railway Act, 1919, the Board is authorized to make regulations determining and prescribing the manner in which tariffs of telephone tolls shall be published or kept open for public inspection—

The Board therefore further Orders:

  1. That the company deposit and keep on file in each city, town, and village, in a convenietit place, open for the inspection of the public, during business hours, a copy of its Exchange Tariff in use thereat, and print a notice prominently and in bold type in each of its Official Telephone Directories directing the public attention to the place in its office or offices in each city, town, and village where such tariffs are on file.
  2. That the company deposit and keep on file at each of its toll centres a complete set of its toll tariffs, including First Reference Lists and Rate Charts for each office, tributary to it, and also for the toll centre itself, and at tributary offices from which toll rates are quoted, a First Reference List shall be deposited and kept on file.
  3. That at each office where exchange and toll tariffs of telephone tolls are kept on file, the person in charge at such office shall, upon application, produce any particular tariffs on file thereat, for inspection.
  4. The form of public notice aforesaid is hereby prescribed as follows:—

     ..  ..  ..  .. Telephone Company.

    Public notice

    The company's tariffs are open to public inspection.

    The Exchange Tariff may be seen on application to the manager at the company's central office.

    Long Distance Toll Tariffs may be seen on application at the head office of the company, in the city of or to the company's manager at the toll centre of any locality, the name of which toll centre will be furnished by the manager of the local exchange.

    The following are the toll centres in the district covered by this Directory (to be followed by an alphabetical list of such toll centres).

And the Board further orders: That the said Orders Nos. 2139 and 28742, dated respectively December 6, 1906, and August 29, 1919, be rescinded.

S. J. McLean
Asst. Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.