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Unifor reaches tentative agreement with CP Rail

(Source: Unifor press release, January 13, 2023) VANCOUVER, B.C. — Unifor Local 101R has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), covering 1,200 workers at 18 locations from British Columbia to Quebec. “These are hard working members who...

Lac-Megantic bypass project advancing

(Source: Railway Age, January 17, 2023) Nearly a decade after the horrific derailment of a crude oil unit train at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that claimed 47 lives and led to new regulations for railroad hazmat tank cars, Canada Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on Jan....

TCRC members ratify new contract with CN

(Source: Canadian National press release, January 3, 2023) MONTREAL — CN announced that on December 23, 2022, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement covers approximately 160 rail traffic controllers in Canada....

Canada to create separate railway for Corridor HFR

(Source: Railway Age, November 1, 2022) Transport Canada confirmed Oct. 31 that state corporation VIA Rail Canada has been shunted aside from its own project to construct and operate an electrified “High Frequency Rail” (HFR) service along the Corridor linking Quebec...

Canada TSB releases Watchlist 2022

(Source: Railway Age, October 27, 2022) The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on Oct. 26 released its Watchlist 2022, putting a “spotlight on key safety issues and actions needed to make Canada’s transportation system even safer.” Full story: Railway...