Canadian Transportation Agency

Canadian Regulator Rules on Grain ‘Entitlements’

In the 2020–2021 crop year, Canadian Pacific and CN collectively moved 52,334,795 metric tons of Western grain, 9.0% more than the volume moved during the previous crop year and the highest volume ever on record. For CN, its record volume comes at a price, as grain is a heavily regulated commodity in Canada, with revenue caps or “entitlements” set by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.

This artist rendering shows the proposed Milton Logistics Hub on CN property, located about 30 miles west of Toronto.

CN Milton Logistics Hub OK’d by CTA

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) last month released its decision to approve CN’s proposed C$250 million logistics hub/intermodal facility, to be built in Milton, Ontario.

CN to Ritz and Raitt: “It’s a sad day for Canada”

Legislation tabled on March 26, 2014 by Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt to increase regulations on and oversight of railroad grain transportation, and to introduce new rules for the extension of interswitching limits in Canada’s railroad industry, has provoked a strong response from CN.