Canada’s Railway Strike To Cause Billions In Damage, Create Fuel Shortages

Crude-by-rail shipments from Canada’s oil-rich province Alberta have nearly halted, while other provinces face critical shortages of propane, as the strike at Canadian National Railway drags on for a fourth day on Friday, threatening to dent Canada’s economy by billions of dollars. More than 3,000 railway conductors, train persons, and yard workers at the largest Canadian railway went on strike at midnight on Tuesday, demanding longer rests and medicine benefits. CN said on Thursday that negotiations continue with the help of the federally…