Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada for the Year Ending Volume 2-5

Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada for the Year Ending Volume 2-5

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...which the Grand Trunk Railway Company might be named as a party, unless notice to the contrary should be given to the Commission. We do not. however, read this as applying to any joint tariff filed under section 336, but the filing of such general concurrence might be a convenient practice as to tariffs filed under section 333 to save the participating carriers the trouble of filing concurrences with each joint tariff as it was filed. But when trafiic commenced to move under the tariff now in dispute. the respondents themselves supposed the_ tarifl to be on foot and billed and accepted payment of the first fifteen cars at twenty cents per hundred pounds. It is said this-as a mistake, and when discovered, it was rectified. We are not told how or when it was discovered. These tariffs are intended for the guidance of shippers, and they are supposed to be able to ascertain from them what the lawful tolls are. Here we have a case of the applicant company making expenditures and entering into contracts upon the faith of the interpretation put upon the tarifi by the initial carrier, trafiic moving under the tariff as construed, and such construction adopted by the participating carrier, and then an attempt by the latter to set up an entirely different interpretation at the expense and possible ruination of the industry that attempted to use the tariff promulgated by these carriers. The applicant company had nothing to do with the making or filing of these tariffs, and is in no way responsible for the confusion that has necessitated two long sittings, two oral and two written arguments, and all this to try to ascertain what the meaning is of all the documents that have been put upon the files of this and the Interstate Commerce Commission...show more

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  • Paperback | 678 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,193g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697106X
  • 9781236971067