Canadian Transportation Agency tables 1998 annual report

OTTAWA (Aug. 4, 1999) — The Canadian Transportation Agency, a quasi-judicial body responsible for the economic regulation of modes of transportation under federal jurisdiction, tabled its 1998 annual report in the House of Commons yesterday.

The report details the agency’s second full year of operations, highlighted by hearings on service complaints from the Canadian Wheat Board against the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways over delays in grain shipments during the winter of 1996-97.

All told, the agency issued 647 formal decisions, 801 orders and 1,058 air licences.

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