Union says no real progress in Canada rail strike as analysts forecast hit to economy

Financial Post | Nov 22, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  • A strike at Canada’s biggest railroad, Canadian National Railway Co, entered its fourth day on Friday as talks continued with no signs of a deal and analysts warned that a prolonged dispute would weigh on economic growth.
  • The strike has also slowed output at industrial plants and triggered pleas from government and industry for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to force the railroad workers back to their jobs.
  • Economists warned on Friday that a prolonged strike could hit already slowing growth expected by year’s end.