Cereals Canada is supporting new railway legislation that has been introduced.
President Cam Dahl says that the legislation, if passed, will hold rail companies accountable for service performance.
"If there is penalties in place for grain companies who don't load cars in time then there is similar penalties in place for rail companies that don;t be the car in place in on time."
Dahl says the penalties will be laid out in contract negotiations between rail and grain companies.
He adds it will also open up permanent access to long-haul interswitching.
A step he notes could impact many different industries across Canada, "it would give access to other rail lines if you're only served by one."