Fourth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Railway Association of Canada and the Federal Government for Reducing Locomotive Emissions

A press release from the Railway Association of Canada; April 9, 2019: OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ – The Railway of…

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Canadian Transport Minister Garneau announces appointments at VIA Rail Canada including new CEO

A press release from Transport Canada; March 29, 2019: OTTAWA, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of…

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Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Rail appealing federal transport minister’s order for use of handbrakes on stopped trains

By The Canadian Press, CTV News Vancouver; March 9, 2019 CALGARY – Canada’s two largest railways are appealing Transport Minister…

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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…

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Teamsters Canada Applauds Order to Use Train Handbrakes on Mountain Slopes

A press release from Teamsters Canada; February 8, 2019: Calgary, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teamsters are applauding Transport…

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Ontario’s Algoma Central: CAPT readies to up lobby efforts for passenger rail service

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; January 22, 2019 With a federal election just nine months away and one final…

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A former counsel of the chief rail U.S rail regulator wonders about its future mission

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 14, 2019 With precision railroading looming as the dominant operating strategy in the North…

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VIA Rail Canada expects decision on new Ontario-Quebec rail line this year

From CBC News; January 8, 2019 Transport Canada is expected to approve or deny Via Rail’s multi-billion-dollar proposal to flesh…

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Transport Canada calls on railroads to revise work/rest rules

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 27, 2018 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau has ordered the nation’s railroads to revise their…

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‘Time for Canadian Feds to re-fund the passenger train’, says coalition

By Staff, SooToday.com; October 30, 2018 NEWS RELEASE COALITION FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAINS It’s been three long years now since…

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New restrictions could derail oil-by-rail shipments

By Nelson Bennett, Business In Vancouver; October 23, 2018 The discount on Canadian crude oil hit a record last week…

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Government of Canada invests $20.7 million to improve rail safety

A press release from Transport Canada; August 1, 2018: OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – With over 40,000 kilometres of…

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‘Cardinal rule violation’: Revelstoke, B.C., train engineer speaks out after unbraked explosive freight verdict

By David P. Ball, The Star; July 31, 2018 VANCOUVER—A longtime Canadian Pacific Railway engineer in Revelstoke, B.C., said he’s…

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Ontario: Missanabie Cree approved for rail operating certificate

By James Hopkin, Northern Ontario Business; July 27, 2018 Missanabie Cree First Nation (MCFN) is now the only First Nation…

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Canadian Pacific Railway manager guilty in case of train left on British Columbia mountainside without handbrakes

By Bethany Lindsay, CBC News; July 23, 2018 A CP Rail manager faces possible jail time for his role in…

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Plan for faster train travel in Ontario and Quebec sputters – only 10% of $3.3M spent

By Monique Scotti, National Online Journalist, Politics, Global News; June 29, 2018 More than two years after the federal government…

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Canadian Rail safety watchdog calls for training overhaul after 74-car runaway train rolled through Greater Toronto Area

From CBC News; June 27, 2018 A probe into how 74 rail cars were allowed to roll uncontrolled for five…

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Canada moves forward with legal action against OmniTRAX over Hudson Bay Railway

Written by Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; November 15, 2017 What began with a 200-year flood event may now be…

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Canadian feds ready to deliver on lawsuit ultimatum over stalled Churchill, Manitoba rail repairs

By Josh K. Elliott, CTVNews.ca; November 13, 2017 The federal government is preparing to sue U.S.-based Omnitrax over the company’s…

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First Nations-led railroad would be first of its kind in Ontario

From CBC News Sudbury; October 30, 2017 The Missanabie Cree First Nation is on track to become Ontario’s first Indigenous-led…

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