The National Transportation Act of 1967 promoted competition as the regulating force in transportation in Canada. The problems that exist are due mainly to the failure to implement certain sections of the Act. The main problems concern compensation for the continuation of unprofitable services and facilities required for social reasons, the situation regarding the statutory grain rates, and long and short haul rates. In June 1975 a summary proposal for a new transportation policy was made by the Ministry of Transport but made few concrete proposals. More government intervention in transportation, more emphasis on availability of service and less on allowing market forces to govern appear certain. The Canadian experience confirms the value of a policy allowing freer play to market forces while indicating the political difficulty of implementing such a policy.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Shedd, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 66-68
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM