The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) celebrate the incorporation of the Competition Act amendment in the 2023 Fall Economic Statement, a move aimed at bolstering the right to repair for grain farmers.
“Enabling growers to access essential tools and software for maintaining their equipment, such as tractors and combines, will foster a more equitable landscape between manufacturers and consumers," states Kyle Larkin, executive director of GGC.
The right to repair enables farmers to gain access to the tools and software to repair their own equipment, saving time during critical periods of the year and reducing costs through the introduction of competitive forces. Additionally, enabling cross-manufacturer communication among farm equipment expands farmer options, driving both competition and innovation.
GGC looks forward to collaborating with the government to ensure that the right-to-repair policies fully support grain farmers across Canada.