Agriculture and Forestry – May 15, 2014 – Part 1

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Agriculture and Forestry – May 15, 2014 – Part 1

Senators continue their review of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act. Bill C-30 amends the Transportation Act and the Canada Grain Act to get Western Canada’s bumper crop to market more quickly and efficiently.
Robert H. Ballantyne, president of the Freight Management Association of Canada,and Stephen Laskowski, vice president of economic affairs for the Canadian Trucking Alliance, offer their perspectives on the legislation.
Tim Heney, CEO of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, and Andrew Mayer, vice president of commercial and regulatory affairs with the Prince Rupert Port Authority, discuss the role of their ports in the rail transportation system. (May 15, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-30 received royal assent on May 29.