Policy Initiatives

Transportation

Rail transportation is a priority issue for AWC. In 2013-2014 we worked closely with industry partners across the country on this matter, representing our producers and taking their challenges directly to the federal government. Our efforts were instrumental in the creation of Bill C-30 (the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act). We remain active on this file, working with industry partners, as well as provincial and federal governments on the much-needed, longer term solutions that will emerge during the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) Review. We will continue to lobby for measures to improve railway accountability, including the mandatory inclusion of reciprocal penalties in Service Level Agreements between railways and shippers.

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