Congressional Edition Volume 2706
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to make as to the manner of putting the railroads of Canada, for instance, in such a position as that they should only be ou perfect equality with those in the United States, have you 1 Mr. Ammidown. No, sir; I have no definite programme of that kind. I think it is a very difficult question, but you gentlemen will undoubtedly ascertain how to accomplish that purpose. Senator Blair. There can be no doubt that the Canadian railroads can better compete and so the more reduce internal transportation rates in this country as things now are than if they were compelled to conform to the interstate commerce law, is there? Mr. Ammidown. No, sir; I have no doubt of it. Senator Blair. We are not responsible for the legislation of Canada. Mr. Ammidown. No, sir; of course we are not. Senator Blair. And existing conditions do exist. Mr. Ammidown. There is no doubt about that. Senator Blair. Now, can you disturb those conditions by any affirmative action that extends the interstate commerce law to the Canadian roads without increasing the cost of transportation to the people of this couutry! Mr. Ammidown. You have got to meet the popular demand that the transportation lines of Canada shall not profit by any legislation enacted in the United States applying to American roads only. You have got to meet that. Senator Blair. The Canadians are not to blame for that legislation. Mr. Ammidown. I know that, but the people of this country will not permit the Canadian roads to have the benefit of our legislation. Senator Blair. Would you recommend to the committee that they report any legislative action as desirable by Congress that would increase the cost of transportation to the people of this country? Mr. Ammidown. No, I am not in favor of that, but it may..
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