The weak link in Canada’s grain supply chain
One-half of Canada’s food production is exported, yet it relies on a 40-year-old fleet of railway cars. A supply chain, like any chain, is only as strong as its weakest link. And the weakest link in the export supply chain serving our grain industry is the aging fleet of 'Government of Canada' covered hoppers.
To quote Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured March 22 with Finance Minister Bill Morneau, 'In Canada, better is always possible.' Canada’s grain producers deserve a better, more modern supply chain and it is possible to achieve just that through a creative effort between the government and the private sector, writes Bruce Burrows. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright