Dec 2014

Submission to the CTA review panel

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, along with Sask Pulse, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), submitted preliminary recommendations on the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) review panel this morning.

Read the full CTA submission

The coalition framed their recommendations around four objectives that include fostering competition, increasing market transparency, being positioned for future growth, and ensuring producers have a voice in the transportation system. The recommendations also call for a full railway costing review to be made before any adjustments are made to the maximum revenue entitlement program, a higher priority placed on producer cars, and that the CTA create a rail oversight group, that includes agricultural producer representation, to assess ongoing operations of the railways.

The coalition is calling on other organizations and individuals to submit their comments.

Information about submitting recommendations on the Canada Transportation Act Review can be found here.

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