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Thunder Bay workers campaign against C-39, loss of one hundred inspection, regulatory jobs

Conservative Bill puts consumers at risk, gives grain companies advantage over producers, say Grain Commission supporters.

Thunder Bay Grain Elevatorby the Public Service Alliance of Canada

THUNDER BAY, March 26, 2008 — Local Grain Commission workers and their supporters are launching a campaign to stop legislation that will gut the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) and cost the Thunder Bay area one hundred jobs.

The campaign is aimed principally at local Conservative MP, Joe Comuzzi, who has been silent on the issue in spite of repeated invitations to join with others to stand up for our community.

At issue is the elimination of inspection and weighing services and regulatory oversight of grain shipments proposed in Bill C39, which is currently before the House of Commons. If Bill C-39 becomes law, Thunder Bay will take a significant economic hit and grain producers, consumers and the grain sector as a whole will face a serious threatÂ…

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  "Bill C-39 goes against the grain", PSAC press release, March 26, 2008

Posted: April 17, 2008

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