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Statement: Grain Growers of Canada pleased that CP is rail back on track

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Sunny South News

Canadian grain farmers are delighted that talks between CP Rail and both Unions have resulted in agreements.

The announcement (on May 30) that the 3000 members of the Teamsters union will be back at work tomorrow, ending a work stoppage less than 24 hours old is good news for Canadian shippers.

With grain bins and elevators still full across the Prairies we are counting on both railways to work to full capacity to get our backlogged grain to export position.

We would like to thank the Prime Minister and Minister Hajdu for their leadership in encouraging the two sides to reach the negotiated outcome that ended the work stoppage.

With this positive news, and the recent passage of Bill C-49, grain farmers are excited about the opportunity that exists to have a rail transportation system that works for hard working farm families and the rural communities they live in.

JEFF NIELSEN,
President, Grain Growers of Canada

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