June 30, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)


Suppose the railway were competing with water transportation, it would be allowed to lower its rates. But fifty or sixty times in the year a foreign railway company, when they find that the rate's on our railways are fixed
between Buffalo and Montreal and that they could not charge any less without the consent of the board, might immediately lower their rates and take the whole of the freight from our railways. It seems to me that more elasticity should be allowed to the companies. *

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT, 1903.
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