Globe and Mail Special Supplement: Healthy Railways A Must For Canadian Economy

A special information supplement on Canada’s Freight and Passenger Railways was published by the Globe and Mail for the Railway Association of Canada on October 23 to coincide with the railway industry’s Day on the Hill lobbying initiative October 24 in Ottawa.

Since the last spike was driven in B.C. in 1885, Canada’s railways have connected our nation. Today, more than ever, our railways are increasingly vital to Canada’s transportation network and global economic competitiveness.

Canada’s railways move 40 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product. Since 1996, rail freight traffic has risen by more than 25 per cent. Since 1995, intermodal rail traffic, consisting mostly of containers and trucks, has nearly doubled.


Click here to download the Supplement in PDF ( 2.1MB )