Friday, 28 March 2014 09:57

Ottawa introduces the "Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act"

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Following a deluge of service complaints, the Federal government this week introduced Bill C-30, the “Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act” which is intended to ensure that both CN and CP move grain from the Praries to the country’s ports a whole lot faster or face fines. The legislation extends power to the  Canadian Transportation Authority (CTA) to extend inter-switching distances and would additionally require regulators to tighten up service level agreements between carriers and shippers along with the power to address non-performance. Both CN and CP have roundly criticized the legislation which in summary they believe will have many unintended consequences and hit their bottom line.

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