The federal government has announced plans to postpone certain emergency grain movement regulations set to expire this summer.
Transport minister Marc Garneau says the provisions being considered for extension are the railway interswitching regulations as well as requirements to move a minimum amount of grain or face
The regulations would be extended one year while the government considers recommendations on the Canadian Transportation Act.
Saskatchewan Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart and several farm groups have requested the federal government extend the two year old emergency grain movement regulations, particularly around
interswitching provisions which extend the radius from 30 kilometers to 160 kilometers.