Business: Protest

The Canadian Pacific Steamship Company last week notified the North Atlantic Steamship Conference that it would withdraw from that body. Inasmuch as it is through the conference that the steamship companies regulate their trans-Atlantic fares and keep equal the fees charged passengers for equivalent services, the Canadian Pacific's withdrawal is tantamount to a declaration, if not of war, then of protest against the practices of a competitor.

Said Walter Maughan, General Passenger Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railways (which own the steamship company), at Montreal last week: "It is not unusual among important...

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