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May 19, 2017

Rail Bill promises long-term solutions for grain shipping in Canada

Concerns remain regarding the sunset of extended interswitching clause on August 1, 2017

May 19, 2017 (OTTAWA) - Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of grain farmers, was pleased to see the May 16 introduction of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. The Bill contains many of the proposals long advocated by the grain industry to correct imbalances and improve the reliability of the grain freight rail system.

“It is clear that farmer voices have been heard,” said Jeff Nielsen, GGC President. “Grain farmers ...

November 3, 2016

Transportation 2030 plan paves way for a level playing field for grain shippers

OTTAWA, November 3, 2016 – The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is pleased that Minister Marc Garneau’s long-awaited announcement on Canada’s national transportation strategy includes measures that address and respond to key recommendations made by the grain sector.

Throughout the consultation process, Canada’s grain farmers and other players in the grain supply chain have stressed the urgent need for measures that will create a level playing field between the railways and shippers. The inclusion of reciprocal penalties, a clear definition ...

October 20, 2015

Grain Growers congratulate Liberal Party on their election success

OTTAWA, October 20, 2015 – Grain Growers of Canada president Gary Stanford, and Executive Director Bryan Rogers, issued the following statement today on the results of Canada’s 42nd General Election:

“Grain Growers of Canada wish to extend our congratulations to the Liberal Party and Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on their decisive victory yesterday. They ran an excellent campaign, and as they begin the transition to government we are confident of their understanding and recognition of the importance of agriculture to Canada’s ...

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