Have western farmers been sacrificed for Big Oil? | The Council of Canadians
The Financial Post reports,
"The oil industry uses special cars to move oil, but competes with the
grain industry for locomotives and crews, (says) Wade Sobkowich,
executive director of the Winnipeg-based Western Grain Elevator
Association. ...(He says) it’s obvious rail companies are apportioning
their capacity differently — with the oil and gas industry getting a
larger portion and the grain industry a smaller one. Insufficient
capacity has resulted in a shortfall of 55,000 orders of railway cars
since last year’s harvest."
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