The minister of Agriculture in Saskatchewan is worried about grain transportation this winter.
Lyle Stewart is concerned about the failure of the senate to approve the new grain transportation act before the Christmas break.
He says the new legislation contains provisions to improve grain movement, including reciprocal penalties.
Stewart says the federal government should reinstate the previous grain transportation act until the new legislation is approved.
“We really do expect the federal government to reinstate Bill C-30. So we have the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act,” Stewart said. “So we have something in place for the winter months, which is sort of prime time as far as shipping goes.”
Stewart expects the new grain transportation legislation to be approved in February.