FREIGHT RATES AND TRANSPORTATION POLICY

The paper gives a brief overview of the evolution of policy respecting freight rates, with special attention to the National Transportation Act of 1967 and the setting up of the CTC. It includes an account of the various criticisms of the freight rate structure and the kinds of responses that have been made to these criticisms. An analysis of the "heating up" of debate over the freight rate question in the early 1970's is detailed. Focus is made on the Rapeseed Case as the first effort to seek relief against allegedly "discriminatory" freight rates under Section 23 of the National Transportation Act and an assessment of the Calgary Conference on Western Economic Opportunities (July, 1973) with special reference to the discussion of freight rates and subsequent policy changes is outlined.

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  • Authors:
    • Bell, DVJ
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  • Pagination: 53 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00180358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: York University
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt. 45
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM