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Canadian Transportation Bill Stalled

Grain groups rip lawmakers over derailed Bill C-49

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Several grain groups say partisan haggling has again derailed federal legislation they hoped would help improve rail freight service for the grain sector this year according to a report at Canadian Cattlemen.

The Senate returned C-49 again Thursday to the Commons, with several disputed amendments still in place.

“We’ve been pressing for transportation reform for years, and it’s growing increasingly possible that we’ll see another crop year go by without any mechanisms in place that demand accountability from the railways,” Alberta Wheat Commission Chair Kevin Bender said in a release.

Read the full report here.

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