Many of Canada’s farmers are hoping there will be a quick final approval of the grain movement legislation in Ottawa.
Bill C-49 is currently before the Senate and The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is excited about it’s pending passage.
Wheat Growers chair Jim Wickett says the legislation will finally provide some much needed definition as to railways being accountable for grain movement.
“The next step is to the House of Commons to accept the ammendments, ” he noted.
Wickett notes this now means both the railways and the grain companies are going to have to live up their word, and if they don’t, it’ll cost them.
“They both signed a contract and they agreed to do that,” he said. “If either party can’t produce the grain or the other can’t move it, there’s monetary penalties there.”