Recently, the railways have been intensely lobbying the Conservatives to permanently postpone the rail costing review that farmers have been anxiously awaiting. Could it be that the railways are earning excessive returns on grain freight and are afraid what a costing review might reveal? According to the analysis by the Producer Car Shippers of Canada, the railways are definitely earning unreasonable returns. Let’s have a costing review to find out.
The Conservatives have solid representation on the Prairies, so farmers should expect the government to proceed with the rail costing review as originally promised. They must not allow the railways to talk them out of having a complete costing review.
Eric Sagan Melville, Sask.