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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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.