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CN, CP face fines for summer grain handle

Both of Canada’s big two railways have been slapped with fines for missing the federal government’s mark this summer on weekly Prairie grain handling. A Transport Canada spokesperson confirmed by email Thursday that Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway (CN, CP) have been served notices of violation including administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) of $100,000 and $50,000 […] Read more


Alberta farm leader says rail system fix is on track

Ordering the railways to move more grain has grabbed the spotlight, 
but Kent Erickson says newly enacted legislation will bring long-term gains

Reading Time: 3 minutes New federal rail legislation is the first major step in building a sustainable and reliable rail transportation system, says the chair of the Alberta Wheat Commission. But in the meantime, extending an order-in-council that penalizes the railways if they fail to move a million tonnes of grain a week is the best short-term fix, said […] Read more

Fixing the system will take more than blame

Reading Time: < 1 minute I would suggest the federal government could save about $3 million just by reading Laura Rance’s article in the April 14 edition of Alberta Farmer (‘Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act — much ado about not much’). I would further suggest that one sentence of that article should be highlighted for members of this government […] Read more