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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 law as early as tomorrow.

“Grain farmers have been waiting years for a legislative fix to Canada’s rail transportation system,” said Jeff Nielsen, President of Grain Growers of Canada (...

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 procedural tactics are put aside and Parliamentarians do what is best for grain farmers by passing C-49.”

- Jeff Nielsen, President, Grain Growers of Canada

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