Canadian rail rules derailed by American red tape

By: Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; February 8, 2019

OTTAWA — Transport Canada had no clue what items American freight trains were rolling into Winnipeg, Vancouver and Montreal for months last year, the Free Press has learned.

An October 2018 memo marked “secret” reveals United States carriers BNSF Railway Co. and CSX Corp. were not complying with data-reporting requirements that came into place four months prior, which required them to tell Ottawa what was being transported on their trains.

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