Grain Transportation

Canada’s grain supply chain returning to normal

March 28, 2015

Movement of grain by rail has improved over the past year March 28, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) […]


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Crop Producers Granted More Time to Repay Cash Advances

August 19, 2014

Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Western grains and oilseeds producers who have been unable to market their crops due to rail transportation challenges and flooding have been granted more time to repay their 2013 cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP). Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced a stay of default on […]


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MP David Anderson: Shortlines Need Certainty

March 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MP David Anderson: Shortlines Need Certainty March 27, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, has called on federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt to ensure a consistent supply of cars to shortline railways. “Recent car allocation has left the shortlines and their customers in […]


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Harper government acts to get grain moving in Western Canada

March 7, 2014

Immediate measures require railways to deliver specific quantities of grain per week and to regularly report on volume carried March, 7, 2014 – Ottawa – Transport Canada & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today concrete measures being taken by the Harper Government to move more grain […]


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Harper Government to Further Address Grain Logistics System Challenges

February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014 – Winnipeg, MB – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Following meetings today with representatives from the grain supply chain, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the Government is taking further action on early recommendations presented by members of the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) to improve the competitiveness of the supply chain. Immediate […]


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