Eligible producers who were not paid for grain delivered to Canpulse Foods Ltd., and Global Grain Canada Ltd., will be fully compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program, the commission says.
On October 31, 2020, the CGC suspended the licenses of Canpulse Foods Ltd., and Global Grain Canada Ltd., as well as their parent company Globeways Canada Inc, when the three grain companies were unable to provide security as required under the terms of their licenses. The companies were placed into receivership on November 19 and producers owed money for deliveries were able to make claims through the CGC’s Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program.
Following a review of individual producer claims, it was determined that there were 40 eligible claims involving Canpulse Foods Ltd. totalling over $3 million. For Global Grain Canada Ltd., there were 13 eligible claims totalling nearly $700,000.
Doug Chorney, chief commissioner with CGC says the commission is committed to ensuring producers are fairly compensated for their deliveries.
“Our Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program plays a key role in protecting producer rights, and we are very pleased to be able to fully compensate producers using the security held through this program,” Chorney says.