CPAC

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Loading video...

In Committee from the Senate of Canada - Agriculture and Forestry - May 14, 2014 - Part 2


The committee continues with its review of the government’s bill to alleviate Western Canada’s grain backlog. Bill C-30 amends the Canada Transportation Act and the Canada Grain Act in order to move this year's bumper crop to market more quickly and efficiently.
Claude Mongeau, president and CEO of CN, and Robert Taylor, assistant vice-president of North America advocacy for CP, express their concerns with the legislation, which they feel unfairly target railroads. An order in council announced in March obligated the two railways to move minimum quantities of grain each week or face hefty fines. Bill C-30 was introduced a few weeks later. Art Enns, an executive member of the Grain Growers of Canada, and Rick White, CEO of the Canadian Canola Growers Association, urge for the quick passage of the bill and offer recommendations to improve the rail transportation system. (May 14, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-30 received royal assent on May 29.


more less

Related Videos

PrimeTime Politics

February 13, 2017

Peter Van Dusen has full coverage of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. We welcome Transport...

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Finance - February 13,...

Evan Siddall, president and CEO of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, clarifies the role that the CMHC plays in the housing...

Outburst

February 11, 2017

This week "Outburst" comes to you from Calgary, Alberta, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and your nation's capital. We are asking Canadians:...

In Committee From The House Of Commons

Official Languages -...

Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote discusses the government's response to the committee's study on of the Translation...