CP Rail Strike Could Affect Commuters In Toronto, Montreal Vancouver

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CP Rail Strike Could Affect Commuters In Toronto, Montreal Vancouver

Post  kelee877 on Tue May 29, 2018 11:05 am

Canadian Pacific Railway workers are set to strike Tuesday night.

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"You always hope for a miracle but we're pretty sure there's going to be a stoppage come tomorrow at 10 o'clock,'' said Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association, which represents the country's largest exporters.

He said there's little that can be done to prepare other than to notify farmers that deliveries will have to be rescheduled and tell overseas customers they could receive late shipments.

Sobkowich said force majeure may be applied to limit the amount of penalties that will have to be paid over delivery delays that are beyond farmers' control.

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Bad timing for grain farmers

The strike threat comes at a bad time for grain farmers, whose livelihoods were threatened because grain shipping was severely disrupted over the past winter due to extreme cold.

Grain Growers of Canada president Jeff Nielsen said in a statement that the organization had asked the federal government to intervene with legislation to keep grain moving.

"As grain farmers continue to recover from the winter's grain backlog, it is essential that shipping stays on track,'' said Nielsen.

"The biggest losers during a stoppage are customers, including middle class farm families, that are dependent on railways.''

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