Canada Grain Act review
On January 12, 2021, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada launched a consultation regarding the review of the Canada Grain Act. The consultation process enabled stakeholders to provide their ideas for the regulatory framework that would ensure a world-class grain quality assurance system and producer protection framework that meets the needs of the sector, now and for the future. Consultations closed on April 30, 2021.
As part of its role in maintaining Canada's grain quality assurance system, the Canadian Grain Commission carries out a variety of functions in the commercial grain handling system. The following information provides details on our key activities.
The Canadian Grain Commission administers inspection, weighing and certification services, which supports its mandate to ensure a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets.
Producers have the right to request a second assessment from the Canadian Grain Commission if they disagree with the assessment of grade or dockage received at a licensed primary elevator.
When a licensed company fails to pay producers for grain deliveries, the Canadian Grain Commission uses the security it holds to pay producers for eligible claims.
The Canada Grain Act and the Canada Grain Regulations establish a system for licensing certain types of grain elevators and grain dealers.
The scientific research conducted by the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory is an integral part of the grain quality and grain safety assurance system.
The Canadian Grain Commission collects information about Canadian grain movement through the licensed handling system and produces reports on producer deliveries, domestic handling and exports of Canadian grain.
Unlike most government departments, the Canadian Grain Commission operates as a revolving fund whereby its revenues are expected to cover its costs over a normal business cycle.
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