Canadian Transportation Agency to Hold Public Hearing in Saskatoon in August
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Ottawa, June 4, 1997 - The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) will hold a public hearing into the complaint by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) against the Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR).
In its complaint, the CWB says that the railways failed to meet their service obligations for the transport of grain this winter. The CWB complaint was filed with the Agency in April pursuant to sections 26, 37 and sections 113 to 116 of the Canada Transportation Act.
The Agency may hear from any person or organization that has relevant information to the complaint and wishes to participate in the public hearing. Those who wish to participate must advise the Agency, CWB, CNR and CPR in writing no later than July 11, 1997, stating their interest and support or opposition to the complaint as well as the issues they intend to address during the hearing.
The Agency also welcomes written comments from people not wishing to participate in the public hearing. The letters received by July 11, 1997 will become part of the public record and will be considered by the Agency before making its decision.
The public hearing begins Monday, August 11, 1997 at 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, 612 Spadina Crescent East in Saskatoon.
The Agency is a federal, quasi-judicial tribunal. Its procedures are governed by the rules of natural justice which ensure that all parties in a complaint are dealt with in a fair and equitable manner.
For more information: Charles Mojsej, CTA Spokesperson (819) 953-9961
Note to the media: Arrangements for feed or transcripts at the hearing should be made ahead of time with the Agency.