Canada bill to require railways to move minimum grain volume

Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:33pm EDT
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OTTAWA, March 26 (Reuters) - The Canadian government introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require the country's two big railways, Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, to each move at least 500,000 tonnes of grain weekly from April 7 to Aug. 3, 2014.

Canada's Conservative government ordered the railways on March 7 to more than double their weekly grain movement over a four-week period. (Reporting by Randall Palmer in Ottawa and Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)