Grain Growers of Canada says it is pleased to see an April 22 Canada Gazette notice that proposes an early reduction of Canadian Grain Commission outward inspection fees as of August 1, 2017.
The accelerated reduction is ahead of the original schedule of new user fees which would have started April 1, 2018.
“This move is in line with our recent calls to Minister Lawrence MacAulay and the Commission to prevent the further accumulation of the surplus, which is now over $100 million,” President Jeff Nielsen said in a release.
“We applaud this regulation and look forward to working with government on the consultations around the new fee schedule and use of the current surplus,” he said. “Decisions such as this demonstrate that our voices are being heard in Ottawa.”