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Early reviews positive for grain transportation bill

Long-awaited amendments to the Canada Transportation Act that Prairie grain farmers and shippers hope will result in better rail service were tabled Tuesday in the House of Commons. At press time Tuesday farm organization and grain company officials were still assessing Bill C-49, which also deals with other transportation issues, including air travel. At first […] Read more

Eight fixes for an ailing grain shipping system

Here are excerpts from the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) on its eight recommendations to improve the grain-handling and transportation system. The full report can be found here. Recommendation 1: Enhance Transparency in the Rail Market CLWG members request that the government encourage CN and CP to accurately report car order fulfilment data in a […] Read more


CLWG Submission to the CTA

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 […] Read more