REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says it’s mind-boggling that grain shipments have been delayed again by rail backlogs this year.
Moe told the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities that this is the second time in four years that grain shipments have been delayed.
He says Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier and trustworthy business partner is being damaged.
Moe says grain producers harvested the third-largest crop in the province’s history this year.
Now, he says, they’re having trouble paying their bills because their grain isn’t moving.
Canadian National Railway has apologized for the backlog and says it is mobilizing more train cars and workers to clear it.
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