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Saskatchewan says Ottawa needs to take more aggressive steps in grain backlog

REGINA - Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says he thinks railways are the big winners in federal legislation aimed at increasing the movement of grain.

Stewart has sent a letter to federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz saying that more aggressive steps are needed to help producers and shippers.

The legislation introduced Wednesday would amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act in a bid to clear grain that has been sitting in bins across the Prairies because of a railway transportation bottleneck.

One of Stewart's concerns is that the legislation ends in August 2016.

He says there needs to be permanent legislation in place to ensure the situation doesn't happen again.

Canadian National (TSX:CNR) and Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) have blamed the backlog on the record size of the harvest and extremely cold weather.

The Canadian Press


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