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CN moves to shut down Eastern Canada rail network amid blockades

(Source: Freight Waves, February 13, 2020)

TORONTO — Canadian National began shutting down its Eastern Canada rail network Thursday and plans to halt all transcontinental service in response to ongoing disruptions by anti-pipeline protesters that have increasingly strained the country’s supply chains. CN said it is initiating a “disciplined and progressive shutdown” of the eastern rail network after canceling more than 400 trains during the past week amid blockades in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia in support of a First Nations group’s opposition to a proposed pipeline route.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

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