Mr. Speaker, I have some quotes from Canadian organizations that are supporting the bill.
These measures will create the conditions for improved railway performance and accountability. It will help ensure all shippers can gain access to an adequate level of service.
It was Kevin Bender, President of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, who said that.
Stephen Vandervalk, president of Grain Growers of Canada, said, “We especially thank Agriculture Canada and Transportation Canada and the federal government for listening to farmers and moving this legislation ahead.”
Richard Paton, president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, said:
The level of service offered by Canada's railway can make the difference between companies investing here, or taking their business elsewhere. So this legislation is critical—not only for our industry's competitiveness, but for Canada's overall productivity and prosperity.
David Lindsay said:
Ensuring a fair and balanced relationship between shippers and the railroads will help the forest products industry retain and create jobs for the benefit of the Canadian economy.
That is what we want to do. We want to support the Canadian economy. From the time we came here and up to the last economic action plan, that is all we have wanted to do, and we will continue to do so.
It is time to pass this bill.