Paterson Grain, a division of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. Licensed Primary Elevators at Morris and Winnipeg, Manitoba Licensed Primary Elevators at Bowden and Daysland, Alberta

Order number 2023-53

Introduction:

  1. The Canadian Grain Commission (the “Commission”) has authority under paragraph 117(b) of the Canada Grain Act (the “Act”) to make orders exempting any particular grain handling operation from the requirements of the Canada Grain Regulations (the “Regulations”).
  2. Paragraph 16(a) of the Regulations obliges every licenced operator of an elevator to store all grain received in an elevator building.
  3. Paterson Grain, a division of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. is licenced to operate primary elevators at Morris and Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Bowden and Daysland, Alberta.
  4. Paterson Grain, a division of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. has requested an exemption for its grain handling operations at these elevators during the current crop year, so as to allow short term additional storage capacity for grain outside the elevator building.
  5. The Commission is of the opinion that storage of grain inside the elevator building, as part of the grain handling operation of the licensee, as provided for in paragraph 16(a) of the Regulations, is not essential for maintaining the quality, safekeeping and orderly and efficient handling of grain in Canada, that additional short term storage outside the building in the current crop year is necessary to move grain forward in the interests of producers, and that the proposal for bunker storage minimizes risks to the quality and safety of the grain stored outside the elevator building.
  6. The decision in respect of this order was made at a meeting of quorum of the Commission on August 24, 2023. Two of three Commissioners constitutes a quorum of the Commission.

The Commission makes the following order:

  1. The grain handling operations of Paterson Grain, a division of Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. at Morris and Winnipeg, Manitoba and Bowden and Daysland, Alberta, are exempted from the requirement under paragraph 16(a) of the Regulations, to store all grain received in an elevator building.
  2. This order is subject to the following conditions:
    1. This order applies only to the storage of oats and soybeans outside the elevator building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, soybeans outside the elevator building in Morris, Manitoba and the storage of wheat outside the elevator buildings in Bowden and Daysland, Alberta;
    2. The maximum amount of oats that may be stored outside the elevator building at any given point in time at the following licenced elevator is:
      1. 45,000 metric tonnes at Winnipeg, Manitoba;
    3. The maximum amount of soybeans that may be stored outside the elevator building at any given point in time at the following licenced elevators are:
      1. 45,000 metric tonnes at Morris, Manitoba;
      2. 45,000 metric tonnes at Winnipeg, Manitoba;
    4. The maximum amount of wheat that may be stored outside the elevator building at any given point in time at the following licenced elevators are:
      1. 45,000 metric tonnes at Bowden, Alberta;
      2. 90,000 metric tonnes (45,000 metric tonnes in each bunker facility) at Daysland, Alberta;
    5. All oats, soybeans and wheat stored outside the elevator buildings will be in fully enclosed storage bunkers consisting of a prepared base of concrete or asphalt, rigid, self-supporting sidewalls, six foot high aluminum panels with removable sections, and a cover;
    6. The outside storage area must be part of the premises of the licenced primary elevator, and must be under the control of the operator of the licenced elevator with weighing, sampling and grading of grain conducted as part of the operation of the licenced elevator;
    7. The outside storage area must be accessible for inspection by the Commission; and
    8. All other provisions of the Act and Regulations apply in respect of the outside storage and the oats, soybeans and wheat stored outside.
  3. The licensee will advise the Commission (attention Natasha Thiessen) by email at (natasha.thiessen@grainscanada.gc.ca) when all oats, soybeans and wheat stored outside the elevator building has been shipped.
  4. This order will remain in effect for the period of the crop year commencing on the date of this order, until July 31, 2024, unless revoked earlier.

This order may be executed and delivered via facsimile or PDF and in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument, and it shall not be necessary in making proof of this order to produce or account for more than one such counterpart.

Doug Chorney
Chief Commissioner

Patty Rosher
Assistant Chief Commissioner

Lonny McKague
Commissioner

Signed on: August 24, 2023