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May 11, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada comment on continued delays to Bill C-49

“Grain farmers across Canada are disappointed that Bill C-49 was not passed this week. This Bill has been through significant debate and it is time that MPs and Senators allow Bill C-49 to pass once and for all. It is essential that when the House comes back, partisan politics and ...

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April 30, 2018

Media Advisory – Grain industry hosts media teleconference on C-49 amendments

OTTAWA (April 30, 2018) – On April 27, 2018 Transport Minister Marc Garneau tabled amendments to Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. The amendments address long-standing requests from the grain supply chain and build on amendments made by the Senate. The current grain transportation system is imbalanced and puts grain farmers and shippers at a ...

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Blog Posts

April 25, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Government and Industry – keeping grain on track

As a Canadian grain producer in Alberta, I am landlocked. I grow my grain thousands of kilometers from the nearest port, meaning that I, like most of my fellow grain farmers, am dependent on the most efficient and cost effective method of transporting our product to market. For generations across ...

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March 7, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open letter to Ministers MacAulay and Garneau – Legislation is what will get grain moving

March 7, 2018

Minister Lawrence MacAulay
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa

Minister Marc Garneau
Transport Canada
Ottawa

Dear Ministers,

We welcome your recent letter to CN and CP railways asking them to improve grain service in Western Canada. Grain farmers and shippers have been asking railways to do the same thing for ...

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Farmer Feature

“As a farmer, I have been fortunate to take part in international trade missions, promoting Canadian grain and seeing firsthand just how in demand our products are. Canada is a trade-dependent country and our farmers can sustainably produce enough grain for export. As such, we need governments to ensure that we have strong free trade agreements (like CETA) that reduce barriers to key markets and keep Canadian grain moving.”

–Gary Stanford, grain farmer, Magrath, AB