Smoother grain flow points to Ottawa lifting rail regulations
Barring a sudden pile-up of grain across Western Canada in the next five weeks, Ottawa will lift requirements that railways move minimum volumes of crops, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in an interview. While Ritz says he is not ruling out any options before the rules expire Nov. 29, government data shows that grain has flowed more smoothly since the current harvest began compared to a year ago.
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