At the urging of multiple Canadian government sources and in a rare, if ever, seen show of cooperation, the Canadian National Railroad and the Canadian Pacific Railway have been quietly sharing rail line to ensure the safe transport of essential supplies to communities in need. The deal was kept under wraps by all involved; even the industries affected weren’t told about the arrangement. Transport Canada and Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s office approached the two companies and helped to negotiate the rail-sharing deal — which is still active in parts of the country dealing with blockades.
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Behind CN, CP's quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada's vital goods moving