Media Statement: Nova Scotia Farmers Relieved as CN Rail Strike Comes to an End

Truro, NS – Farmers across Nova Scotia can be pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached between CN Rail and Teamsters Canada.

“We are happy to hear that a tentative agreement has been reached. With the strike leading into its second week, farmers across Nova Scotia were beginning to feel the impact. Propane shortage, transportation challenges and complications receiving livestock feed ingredients, were some of the major implications at play,” said Victor Oulton, President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture.

“This time of year, rail transportation is especially important to Nova Scotia’s Christmas tree farmers as they utilize the rail to ship their trees around the globe. We look forward to business resuming as usual at CN Rail tomorrow morning.”


For more information contact:

Katherine Doyle
Communications Coordinator
Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
Phone: (902) 893-2293

The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture represents the interests of over 2400 farm families in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1895 to provide Nova Scotia’s farm community with a single voice, the NSFA is the province’s only general farm organization.