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The negative impacts of Extended Regulated Interswitching on Canadian Supply Chains

Interswitching is bad for
ProducersConsumersWorkersSupply Chainsthe EnvironmentCanada

Learn the myths of interswitching

The federal government has resurrected a failed policy called extended regulated interswitching. Here’s why that’s a big problem that raises serious questions.Watch this short explanatory video and further explore the subject through interactive questions.

The government extended the interswitching limit in Budget 2023 absent any evidence of a market rationale, without any consultation, and despite the negative supply chain impacts it will have. It’s not fact-based policy.


Extended interswitching. Bad for supply chains, Bad for consumers, Bad for the environment, Bad for Canada.

The Facts About Extended Interswitching Are

Extended interswitching risks adding, on average, 1-2 days of transit time.

It makes shipping less efficient.

It will raise transportation costs.

It will increase GHG emissions.

It puts Canadian
railways at a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis Amercian ones.

It won’t help farmers, consumers, or workers as it will slow supply
chains.

Think of It Like Taking a Flight.

Think of it like taking a flight. You can fly from point A to point B direct. Or you could be forced to go in the opposite direction, change planes to connecting flight, and wait before flying onward.

Reports Flight

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Regulated Interswitching

Interswitching Requirements

Submission to the House of Commons

Committee Opening Remarks (NFFN)

The Benefits of Rail

Canadian railways are the safest in North America.

Canadian railways offer the lowest rail freight rates on
average among major market
economies.

Rail is the greenest mode of ground transportation. One
train can take 300 trucks off the road, dramatically lowering GHG emissions.

Canadian railways reliably move $350B worth of
goods per year and half of
Canada’s exports.

Rail dwell times remain consistently low while delays
in other modes have increased.

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