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 in Ontario to have acquired a Rail Operating Certificate (ROC) from Transport Canada, placing it one step closer to reviving passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst.

Missanabie Cree First Nation Chief Jason Gauthier says that the certificate – which took the First Nation roughly three months to obtain – is the federal government’s show of confidence in the First Nation’s ability to operate its proposed Mask-wa Oo-ta-ban [Cree for ‘bear train’] rail project.

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