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Wed Mar 26, 2014 01:59 PM CDT

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- Canada will introduce legislation later Wednesday aimed at unclogging railway-transportation bottlenecks that have plagued shippers of Canadian commodities such as grain and fertilizer, according to people familiar with the matter.

The proposed bill would provide shippers with greater flexibility by boosting the distance in which they can switch from one rail carrier's line to a competing carrier's line while paying a regulated rate. The change, which targets so-called inter-switching agreements, would ease shippers' access to the rail system when many are having trouble getting their product to market due to the rail bottlenecks.

The Canada Transportation ...

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