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Canada Warns of Freight-Rail Delays of ‘Many Weeks’

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Canada Warns of Freight-Rail Delays of ‘Many Weeks’

OTTAWA—Canada’s Transport Minister said Wednesday the country was “many, many weeks” away from a return to normal for freight-rail traffic, after police this week dismantled a blockade that had choked off shipments from east to west.

Marc Garneau told reporters in Ottawa the blockade, set up in an indigenous community roughly 120 miles east of Toronto, has “definitely slowed things down” and warned consequences may not be realized for months. The blockade affected the main east-west corridor operated by Canadian National…

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