The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.
Order no. 1356
|Tuesday, the 31st of
July, A.D. 1906
In the matter of the complaint of Staunton's Limited, of Toronto, under the Railway Act, 1903, alleging that the freight rates charged by the Grand Trunk Ry. and the Canadian Pacific Ry. companies on wall paper shipped from Toronto to points in eastern Ontario and in the Provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, are excessive and discriminatory in comparison with the rates in effect upon similar merchandise carried in the opposite direction; and requesting that the Board disallow the present eastbound rates on complainants' goods, and restore those in effect prior to Nov. 15, 1905.
Upon hearing what was alleged by counsel and the evidence adduced; and upon the report of the Chief Traffic Officer of the Board; it is ordered that the G.T.R. and the C.P.R. companies reduce their tolls for the said eastbound traffic from Toronto to Montréal to those in the tariffs for similar westbound traffic between the same points; that the tolls to Montréal be not exceeded to Ottawa, nor to intermediate points; and that the tolls to points east of Montréal be reduced by the amount of the aforesaid reduction to Montréal. That the tariffs to be made under this order shall come into force not later than Sept. 10, 1906.