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Editorial: Move the grain or lose the rail duopoly

(Source: Globe and Mail, March 27, 2014

TORONTO -- Claude Mongeau, the CEO of Canadian National Railway Co., says a new law will subject his business to “unfair poaching.” But it sounds like what he’s really complaining about is, in plain English, more competition.

Mr. Mongeau delivered his words in response to a federal government bill, which would give grain shippers more freedom to choose which railway will carry their grain. The purpose of the bill – called the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act – is to help deal with the large backlog of grain from a bumper crop still waiting to be delivered.

Full story: Globe and Mail

Friday, March 28, 2014

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