Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie – Mackenzie, called on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately recall Parliament to address the CN Rail strike, and the dangerous impact it could have on the oil and gas, forestry, pulp, and agricultural sectors.

“The strike at CN could have harmful and far reaching effects for residents of the Peace Country,” Warkentin said. “We need a resolution to this dispute to ensure that families that rely on work in the oil and gas, forestry, pulp, and agriculture sectors aren’t harmed by the transportation bottleneck caused by a halt to rail traffic.”

Rail transportation in Canada is a federally regulated industry, meaning that the federal government in Ottawa possesses the tools to ensure the smooth flow of goods across Canada.