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Wildcat Canadian rail disruption draws industry ire

Canada’s largest rail operator, Canadian National, has been wrestled into a system-wide stranglehold as an illegal blockade of railway tracks by Indigenous groups, and supporters, in solidarity against a contentious C$6.6 billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline development from northeast British Columbia to the west coast intensifies.

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Illegal blockades of major stretches of CN's rail network threatens to bring the Canadian economy to its knees

CN chief executive Jean-Jacques Ruest said late Thursday more than 400 trains were cancelled during the past week, calling it an "unprecedented ordeal".