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March 29, 2015

Grain supply chain returning to normal: government

OTTAWA, Ont.-- Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway (CN) Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expires on March 28, 2015. A year ago, the government took the unprecedented step of mandating volume requirements for moving grain by rail to protect Canada's farmers and maintain its reputation as a reliable grain shipper. As a result, Canada's overall grain exports have improved and the projected carry-out going into this new crop year is within the average range historically. Mandatory volume requirements continue to be an option if the grain supply chain compromises farmers'



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