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FRA mulls HSR "Buy America" waiver

The Federal Railroad Administration said Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 it intends to grant... To view the full article please click here.

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Canadian corporations issue vague call for action on lagging North American trilateral relationship

Seeking to kick-start the lagging North American trilateral relationship, Canadian corporate bosses have issued... To view the full article please click here.  

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Canadian economy showing signs of wider recovery, Stephen Poloz says

The Bank of Canada is keeping borrowing costs low to improve business conditions... To view the full article please click here.

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Railway says it's full steam ahead

CANADA'S largest railway -- CN Rail -- has added locomotives, hopper cars and workers in the wake of last winter's grain transportation crisis... To view the full article...

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Via Rail eyeing private capital to build its own dedicated rail lines

Via Rail Canada hopes to reduce congestion by building its own network of dedicated tracks... To view the full article please click here.

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CP Rail’s Hunter Harrison is optimistic despite plunge in oil prices

A plunge in oil prices poses no risk to Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s financial targets... To view the full article please click here.

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‘Toronto has less influence now': How Canadian corporate power is making a big shift westward

As economic power in Canada continues to shift westward, so too, apparently, are the seats of corporate influence... To view the full article please click here.

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New Ontario-Quebec trade deal improves procurement climate: Duguid

The province’s minister of economic development, employment and infrastructure says a recent commitment... To view the full article please click here.

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Interjurisdictional team acquires CN line in British Columbia

The city of Kelowna on Monday signed a purchase agreement with CN to acquire a discontinued rail line between... To view the full article please click here.

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BoC holds interest rate at 1%

The Bank of Canada is keeping its trend-setting interest rate at one per cent... To view the full article please click here.

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Report: Proposed tank car rule is costly

A report prepared by The Brattle Group on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014... To view the full article please click here.

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What lower oil prices mean for Canadian rails

Declining oil prices will likely have a negative impact on Canadian railroads given their exposure to the energy sector... To view the full article please click here.