Canadian Wheat Growers Association, a farm advocacy group, say they are concerned with the potential long haul of the P-SAC strike. Employees with the Canadian Grain Commission are on strike, and this means there are no inspections taking place with wheat exports.
“All our grain that gets exported, and that is up to about 80 per cent of what we grow gets exported out of Canada. And that needs to be inspected by the Canadian Grain Commission. If there’s no inspections, there is no vessel loading, there is no exports and then the whole supply chain backs up from port right through the country elevators back to the farm.”
The strike is in its third day. Jochum says there is the potential of private inspectors to look over the wheat as an alternative.