March 15, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

In the various appeals which have been made to the board of railway commissioners for a reduction in freight rates the argument has been advanced on behalf of the railway companies that because of physical and other conditions it was necessary for the railway companies to have rates greater in some sections than in others. The board of railway commissioners have made it clear, I believe, that under the act they have no authority to make decisions on broad lines in order to develop trade or help certain basic industries. This bill, Mr. Speaker, seeks to give such power to the board of railway commissioners.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
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