Mr. Speaker, it is tough to be at the bottom of the food chain. Just ask a rabbit or a western farmer.
The recently announced increase in grain freight rates will add $1.45 a tonne to farmers' surging costs. The CTA is not at fault. It just crunches the numbers mandated by parliament. The government is to blame for not acting on the recommendations of two very costly reports.
Will the Minister of Transport get his act together before August 1 and implement the revenue cap recommended in the Kroeger report?