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May 24, 2018

Grain farmers welcome passage of Bill C-49 into law

Bill C-49 already benefitting grain shipping as railway invests in Canadian-made hopper cars OTTAWA (May 24, 2018) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) was pleased to join Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Winnipeg today as he formally announced that Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act had received Royal Assent. This ...

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May 22, 2018

Grain Farmers Applaud Passage of Bill C-49

Bill will help prevent another grain backlog in Western Canada OTTAWA (May 22, 2018) – Canadian grain farmers are applauding today’s passage of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. The House of Commons and Senate voted in favour of the Bill, paving the way for it to receive Royal Assent and become ...

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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