In the face of climate change -- and the reduced emissions important to corralling rising temperatures -- train is the one mode of transportation that has a future.
There is a direct correlation between the loss of the farmer-elected Canadian Wheat Board and the current rail transportation boondoggle which will cost Prairie farmers over $5 billion in sales.
Problems in getting wheat to market may not be a top-of-mind issue for Canadians living east of the Prairies, but could have a significant impact on the next federal election.
Are grain transportation and the Fair Elections Act connected? You bet! The CPC's termination of the farmer-elected Canadian Wheat Board is akin to dismissing the Chief Electoral Officer.