Ritz says lack of coordination results in grain backup

Former ag minister Gerry Ritz: “Well, it started with the CP and CN talking about everything that happened this winter, and it was deja vu all over again from ’13-’14. The excuses are always the same: it got cold, it was winter, it happens for every commodity, it happens for everybody who lives in Canada, we all know what’s coming. The excuses really didn’t hold water, as they never really have. It’s a matter of logistical coordination with the shippers, with farmers, everybody in that whole value chain. And that chain is only as strong as the weakest link and it typically comes up that it’s the railways just can’t figure out how to prioritize, move product, work with the other partners in the supply chain to do that coordination.”