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Is it really true that CN and CP need more money?

Recently the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announced that Prairie grain farmers will pay 9.5 per cent more to ship their grain. Based on the 2011 total freight bill under the revenue cap of $952 million, a 9.5 per cent increase means another $90 million straight out of the pockets of Prairie farmers. Based on 31

Railway Reform Impeded By Preconceived Bias

In the Interim Report (October 2010), the Rail Freight Service Review Panel provides a clear, consistent, and convincing analysis of the lack of competition in the rail transportation industry and the preponderance of power possessed by the railways in the marketplace. When the panel applied the Competition Bureau’s methodology to determine if there was competition