Submission by the National Farmers Union to the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation on the Canadian Grain Commission and the issue of potential farmers’ liability

In December, 2007, legislation was introduced in the House of Commons which, if passed, will have serious implications for Manitoba’s farmers and the provincial economy. Bill C-39, An Act to Amend the Canada Grain Act, will effectively restructure the Canadian Grain Commission so that its primary mandate is no longer to operate in farmers’ interests, but instead is to function as a facilitator for large grain companies.

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