Ken Grey, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan along with his Deputy Leader, Shaun Harris, are making an appeal to the Prime Minister to intervene in any rail strike with back to work legislation. “The impact this will have on our producers will be devasting. This is on the heels of an already difficult harvest year” Harris said. “The Prime Minister says he wants to work with western Canada. This is one way to prove that promise. Our producers cannot cope with one more hit.” Harris added.
With this harvest being one of the most difficult for producers, in recent memory, now is the worst possible time for a rail strike. Farmers who normally have grain or oil seeds to ship this time of year to pay bills are either having to ship wet grain to buyers to have dried or are being forced to wait to sell dry grain to keep space free for drying at elevators. If the elevators cannot ship out rail cars, they will fill up quickly and harvest, along with grain drying services will halt immediately.
“Farmers will have a difficult if not impossible task coping financially if there is a rail strike. We are already struggling with the worst harvest in recent memory. The effect this will have on our already struggling economy will have lasting impacts for years. We need the Prime Minister to act quickly to mitigate the devastation this will have on our producers” Ken said. “Will the Prime Minister keep his promise?” Ken added.
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