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Trudeau government does spadework on minerals crucial to future economy

The Trudeau government is digging for intelligence on the role Canada’s mining sector could play in providing the United States and other key trading partners with crucial minerals and metals — from cobalt to tellurium — considered building blocks of the new economy.

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Canadian National Railway, Teamsters Reach Deal to End Strike

Canadian National Railway Co. said Tuesday it has struck a tentative agreement with the union representing 3,200 conductors and yard-crew workers, bringing an end to a weeklong strike that threatened to upend the economy.

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CN Rail operations back to normal after strike ends

An end to a nationwide rail strike that has gripped the country for eight days is within sight, but concerns linger over the economic fallout. Canadian National Railway Co. and Teamsters Canada reached a tentative deal Tuesday to renew a collective agreement for more than 3,000 workers, ending a strike that halted shipments, triggered layoffs and disrupted industries across the country.

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CN Rail strike ends with tentative deal with union, but fallout continues for farmers, miners

Rail-reliant industries still expect to be rattled by ripple effects as shippers deal with the backlog caused by the work stoppage.

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Canada’s biggest rail strike in a decade ends with deal between CN, union

Canada’s longest railroad strike in a decade ended on Tuesday as Canadian National Railway Co, the country’s biggest railroad, reached a tentative agreement with workers that would help restore grain exports and transportation of chemicals and heating fuel.

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CN, Teamsters reach tentative deal, with economic fallout still top of mind

Canada’s largest railway and Teamsters Canada have reached a tentative deal to renew a collective agreement for more than 3,000 workers, ending a strike that triggered layoffs, disrupted industries and halted bulk and container shipments.

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Miners’ anxiety grows over ongoing CN rail strike

There is “growing anxiety” across the mining sector about the ongoing rail strike in Canada, according to Pierre Gratton. Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, tweeted last week work stoppages and layoffs were “not far off” if the strike was not resolved soon.

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Industries warn of layoffs as calls grow to end CN strike

The federal government faced mounting calls Sunday to legislate striking Canadian National Railway Co. employees back to work as pockets of the Canadian economy began to show the strains five days after the country’s largest freight railway operator cut back to a fraction of its capacity. Across the country representatives from a number of industries warned of imminent shutdowns and layoffs if the strike continues for a prolonged period and called for Ottawa to do something.

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