Ottawa ‘very concerned’ about blockades as CN Rail says it will close ‘significant’ parts of its network – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202075 Views

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Feb 11, 2020

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the federal Liberal government is “very concerned” about growing anti-pipeline protests that are crippling parts of the country’s transport network, including one of the main rail arteries in southern Ontario.

J.J. Ruest, the president and CEO of CN Rail, said in a statement Tuesday the railway has no choice but to temporarily shutter “significant” parts of its network because blockades by Indigenous protesters near Belleville, Ont., and New Hazelton, B.C., have made train movements in the rest of the country all but impossible.

“We are currently parking trains across our network, but due to limited available space for such, CN will have no choice but to temporarily discontinue service in key corridors unless the blockades come to an end,” Ruest said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-concerned-cn-rail-blockade-1.5459893

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