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

LIB

Thomas Osborne Davis

Liberal

Mr. 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.
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