Thomas Osborne Davis
1 think that the hon. member for Lanark (Hon. Mr. Haggart) is perfectly right. In the United States that principle has been adopted. I notice that in one instance from Kansas city to Buffalo, while fixed rates were something like 12 cents, the actual rate charged was 5 cents per one hundred pounds. The same thing applied between Chicago and Buffalo. When the water rates come in, if you tied the railways up to a certain rate, they could not do anything at all. So long as they do not discriminate, I think you should allow them to cut rates as low as possible.
Topic: RAILWAY ACT, 1903.