C-49 Transportation Modernization Act Receives Royal Assent

C-49 Transportation Modernization Act Receives Royal Assent

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Calgary, AB — (May 24, 2018): United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd. (UFA) is very pleased that Bill C-49, Amendments to the Transportation Act has received Royal Assent.

“C-49 will give Canada’s export grain markets assurance that we can deliver the safest, most nutritious, highest quality product on time. This is crucial for our members as we move into our 2018 growing season and as the foreign markets make their buying decisions,” said Kevin Hoppins, UFA Board Chair.

We thank Ministers Garneau and MacAuley, the House of Commons and Senate for ensuring that this bill would improve rail transportation with greater accountability and developing methods to safeguard delivery dates.

“This Bill improves the ability for grain growers to move their product. Our members will benefit from this step forward and can rest assured that their product delivery will not be impacted,” said Carol Kitchen, UFA President & CEO.

For more information or to view the Bill in full please visit https://openparliament.ca/bills/42-1/C-49/.

About UFA Co-operative Limited

Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA’s network comprises more than 111 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 950 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.UFA.com.

For media inquiries:

Nick Harsulla, Manager, Government Relations
UFA Co-operative Limited
(d) 403-570-4359 (c) 587-226-8341