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Politics of Transportation

Publisher:  Institute for Saskatchewan Studies, Saskatoon, Canada
Year Published:  1976  
Pages:  12pp  
Resource Type:  Article

Articles on the role of transportation in Saskatchewan society.

Abstract:  The Institute of Saskatchewan Studies was organized in 1971 as an independent group to provide continuing political education through seminars and subsequent newsletters. This newsletter reports on three seminars held in Regina, Saskatoon and Weyburn in 1975. It contains articles on the role of transportation in Saskatchewan society, transportation modes and planning, transportation of the handicapped, a comprehensive transportation plan and transportation of grain. In the area of grain transportation, five critical events are identified as an ominous pattern. These are: 1) the large American-based grain companies, Cargill's and Continental, are moving into the Canadian scene; 2) the federal government has proposed the abandonment of the Crow's Nest freight rate; 3) the federal freeze on rail line abandonment is scheduled to be lifted within the year; 4) the provincial government has increased the load limits for truckers on provincial highways; 5) attempts to establish large inland grain terminals are occuring at several centres in the province.

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