November 25, 2019

Media Advisory – Farming industry hosts press conference on CN rail strike

OTTAWA (November 25, 2019) – The labour disruption at CN rail has been ongoing for a week, effectively grinding the Railroad’s operations to a halt. The impacts of this strike are being felt from coast to coast and potentially costing the economy billions.

Farmers are on the front lines of this strike, relying on rail to move goods to markets all over the world. This disruption, coupled with a universally disastrous harvest could have an impact from which some farmers never recover. The time for government action is now.

Media Availability Details:

WHAT: Primary producers from affected regions will be available to answer the media’s questions regarding the impacts of the rail strike and the need for government action to get trains running again.


  • Markus Haerle, Grain Growers of Canada
  • Andre Harpe, Grain Growers of Canada
  • Mary Robinson, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 2:00 – 2:30 pm EST

WHERE: Parliamentary Press Gallery, 135-B Press Conference Room, West Block. Questions will be answered in english and french.

In-person or telephone interviews will be available following the press conference. Contact Lindsey Ehman to make arrangements at 613-233-9954 ext. 202 or

Media Contact:
Lindsey Ehman
Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
(o): 613-233-9954 ext. 202
(c): 613-222-2726

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