The 16-year old law capping revenues rail companies are allowed to earn from shipping grain discourages badly needed infrastructure spending.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau should consider whether incentives are in place that give railways reason to make investments that are needed to support Canada's farming industry, writes Mary-Jane Bennett. Photograph courtesy of National Airlines Council of Canada
Ideal seeding conditions, near-record soil moisture and a good growing season seem to be aligning to give Canadian farmers a whopper of a crop this fall harvest.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.