Review of C-49
Transportation Modernization February 14, 2018
On behalf of Cereals Canada, I want to thank the Standing Committee for the invitation to appear before you today. Reform to legislation governing rail transportation for grain is critical if Canada is to meet growing demand and maintain our reputation as a reliable supplier. Failure to reform our regulatory framework will negatively impact the entire value chain, including farmers, grain handlers, and exporters. Failure to ensure our growing production is able to move to market will cost jobs across the country and limit investment in growth and innovation research.
The TPP-11 agreement raises the bar with respect to modern and progressive trading rules in Asia-Pacific and beyond. Canada’s participation demonstrates much-needed leadership in advancing trade policy cooperation on the global stage.
Cereals Canada strongly encourages the Government of Canada to move forward with the implementation of TPP-11. We request that legislation for ratification be put before the Parliament of Canada as quickly as possible.
September 19, 2017 – Saskatoon, SK– Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The agriculture sector is a cornerstone of the Canadian economy and the Government of Canada is challenging it to increase agri-food exports to $75 billion annually by 2025 in an effort to create jobs for Canadians across the country. Canada’s wheat industry plays an important role in this sector and by identifying and focusing innovation on high-impact areas of research it will be in a better position to help Canada increase productivity and competitiveness.