On February 19, 2015, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced a renewed mandate for the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG). The CLWG brings together agriculture sector experts to provide advice on how to improve the grain handling and transportation system. The CLWG is chaired by Mr. Murdoch MacKay, and includes representation from across the agriculture sector1.
One of the outcomes of the CLWG is to support agriculture sector input to the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) review. Individually, CLWG members have submitted recommendations to the CTA review panel directly from their organizations, and in some cases as part of broader industry coalitions. This submission reflects the recommendations that demonstrate a consensus among CLWG members and highlights the issues perceived to be of greatest importance for the grain supply chain moving forward.