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Bill C-49 was written to make railways accountable when their service is poor and also changes the amount of money railways can earn shipping Western grain.

A new day dawns and hope blossoms for Prairie grain farmers

The proof will be in the pudding, but farm leaders and grain companies agree the ‘building blocks’ are there

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a battle that took more than a decade to wage — but producers should see the benefits of the new grain transportation law this fall, says a pair of Alberta farm leaders. “I expect we’ll see advantages right away,” said Alberta Wheat chair Kevin Bender. “When the previous government brought in previous legislation after […] Read more

There’s a risk that Bill C-49 won’t become law as the House of Commons only sits until June 22 to leave for summer break.

Transport bill delays blasted

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delays in passing Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, means farmers could see another crop year with no mechanisms in place to hold the railways accountable, say the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley. Read more: Grain groups rip lawmakers over derailed transport bill Political manoeuvring has stalled the legislation and there’s an increasing risk […] Read more