Last Wednesday, POGA President Art Enns spoke to the Canadian Senate regarding Bill C-30, or the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act. The Bill is the Canadian Government’s attempt to address the commodity transportation crisis in Canada, and Art spoke about how grain producers – particularly oat growers – are being harmed by their inability to get their product to market. As always, Art was an excellent representative for both POGA and for farmers at large. We are extremely happy to be working with him.
The Bill was to be expedited through Parliament, but ran into an issue in the House of Commons, when an independent member raised a point of order regarding an amendment, stalling its progress temporarily. The Globe and Mail wrote about the Bill’s delays here.
You can read Art’s speech here.
I wrote about his earlier testimony in front of the House of Commons here.