RealAg Radio, May 25: Marc Garneau, new hopper cars, & our new field editor


What a week! To put the bow on a busy week in the ag world, here’s the lineup for Friday’s show, with host Shaun Haney:

  • Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau discusses the passage of Bill C-49, the need for investment in transportation infrastructure, and Shaun even sneaks in a question about Canada’s plans for ratifying the CPTPP
  • We get to meet Dale Leftwich, RealAg’s new Saskatchewan field editor, based in Saskatoon
  • Wade Sobkowich of the Western Grain Elevator Association joins Kelvin Heppner to discuss how Bill C-49 will help grain companies hold railways accountable for poor service
  • Sean Finn, VP of CN Rail, on the company’s plan to purchase 1,000 new hopper cars and why they’re also welcoming passage of C-49
  • JP Gervais, chief economist with Farm Credit Canada, discusses farm debt data, and what it means.

Join us for RealAg Radio every weekday at 4 pm eastern on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM.

Send your thoughts and feedback to Shaun ([email protected]) or Kelvin ([email protected]), or tweet us using #RealAgRadio.

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