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Canadian Rail Legislation Clears Senate

Bill C-49 now goes for royal assent

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Canada’s Senate has passed federal legislation that grain grower groups have hoped will help improve rail freight service for the sector this year reports Country Guide.

Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, passed third reading in the Senate on Tuesday following a 41-31 vote to approve a message that the Senate “does not insist on its amendments” to the bill.

The bill now goes for royal assent.

"C-49 will improve the long-term competitiveness of the grain supply chain and it is welcome news that these measures will become law,” said Jeff Nielsen, president of Grain Growers of Canada, in a release Tuesday.

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