Agriculture

Mayor Greg Dionne said he would support a move to fine and hold railways accountable for not moving one of the provinces' key commodities.
Mayor Greg Dionne said he would support a move to fine and hold railways accountable for not moving one of the provinces' key commodities. File photo/The Canadian Press

Dionne looks to back province in push for grain rail backlog solution

By Tyler Marr
March 17, 2018 - 1:01pm Updated: March 18, 2018 - 7:29am

A shortage of rail cars has left millions of tonnes of grain shipments trapped in Western Canada, and all levels of government are pushing for action on a problem they say is undermining Canada’s reputation as a reliable exporter and dealing a blow to producers' pocketbooks.

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