May 30, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada call on the Government to get grain moving again

“Grain farmers across Western Canada welcomed the news that CP and the IBEW were able to reach a negotiated agreement last night. Unfortunately, talks between CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Union have failed, resulting in a potentially disastrous work stoppage. With recovery from the recent grain shipping backlog still ongoing, the loss of one of Canada’s two major railways is going to have a significant negatively impact on hard-working farm families on the Prairies.

“Earlier this week, Grain Growers of Canada wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau requesting that his government intervene with legislation to keep grain moving if service is disrupted. We stand by that request and are calling on the Prime Minister and Minister Hajdu to move quickly and take whatever action is required to get grain moving again.”

– Jeff Nielsen, President, Grain Growers of Canada

Media Contact:
Lindsey Ehman
Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Grain Growers of Canada
(o): 613-233-9954 ext. 202
(c): 613-222-2726
(e): lehman@ggc-pgc.ca

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