Major challenges face Canadian railways in 1977; foremost among these are recent federal government proposals for changes in the National Transportation Act of 1967 which would formalize the "user pay" principle and which would reintroduce federal control over freight rates. The author examines the reasoning behind these proposals and their possible implications. The major railways are opposed to federal freight rate controls, arguing that it will result in higher rates and loss of business. The findings of recent inquiry commissions (Snavely Commission and the Hall Commission) into grain handling costs and transportation are also examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See Volume 1 of the Snavely Commission report, RRIS 18 152671 7702.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southam Business Publications Limited

    1450 Don Mills Road
    Don Mills, ONo,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Guerra, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00153062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM