Policy

NFU presentation to the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation

Over the last two years, the NFU has met with MASC and voiced concerns over the potential liability for farmers as a result of the weakening of the regulatory powers of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). These concerns are even more pressing now, as the federal government is likely to once again introduce legislation aimed at changing the mandate of the Canada Grain Act to eliminate the requirement that the CGC regulate the grain trade in the interests of grain producers. This change would effectively make the CGC a servant of the grain companies and would prevent the agency from any advocacy on behalf of farmers. This would institutionalize the unfairness of the marketplace, and place farmers in the same position they were in prior to the passage of the Canada Grain Act in 1912.

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