Collection MC204 - Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission

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Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission

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  • 1921-1993 (Creation)
    Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission

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27.8 m of textual records

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(Established in 1927)

Administrative history

Maritime Freight Rates Commission was established at Moncton, New Brunswick, after passage of the Maritimes Freight Rates Act in 1927 as a permanent watchdog for regional interests in transportation policy. The Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission is its successor, supported by the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, and it is affiliated with the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce.

Custodial history

The Commission and its successor have transferred library material to the Provincial Archives since 1981.

Scope and content

This collection consists mainly of reports of royal commissions and other bodies, assembled for information of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission. There are 15 series: MS1 Royal Commission to investigate the fisheries of the maritime provinces and the Magdalen Islands (1927-1928); MS2 Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada (1921-1927); MS3 The Maritime Claims Commission - Duncan Commission Hearings (1926); MS4 Royal Commission on Transportation (1949-1954); MS5 Board of Transportation Commissioners for Canada (1929-1968); MS6 Hearings (1954); MS7 Submission of the Royal Commission on Transportation (1959-1961); MS8 Water and Air Transportation Committee (1973-1982); MS9 Royal Commission on Transportation (1959); MS10 Royal Commission on Coasting Trade (1955-1956); MS11 Submission on the Railway Rates (1951-1952); MS12 Maritime Transportation Commission (1921-1965); MS13 Standing Committees (1959-1977); MS14 Railway Transport Committee (1982); MS15 Freight Audit (1970-1993)

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Immediate source of acquisition

Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Craig S. Dickson, general manager of the Atlantic Provincial Transportation Commission, Moncton, N.B., in November 1976, with further accruals to 2002.

MS12/Q1 and MS12/Q2 transfered to MC204 from government records on May 27, 2011


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  • English

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Periodic accruals for this fonds are expected, as the APTC relinquishes material on a regular basis.

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