Slow movement of export grain led off debate in the Saskatchewan legislature today.
NDP agriculture critic Carla Beck says disappointing grain movement has prompted a call for Ottawa to take immediate steps to get the grain trains running again on schedule.
“More needs to be done now. We’ve wrote a letter to the federal government to take immediate action and also implement joint running rights that would allow grain shippers to us CN and CP tracks to choose the fastest option.” said Beck.
Premier Scott Moe says he has raised the grain movement issue with Prime Minister Trudeau and the railways, and says the province will continue to push for passage of bill C-49, grain transportation legislation, with better inters witching and volume-based regulations.